Thanks! Nice that you enjoyed the report so far. The history is a fun and interesting component - to me anyway. Sure, hops. Thanks for the tip on that! I remember reading about it now. Turns out, Idaho ranks third in US hop production. They produce about 8% of US and 2% of the world harvest. The site we rode past, about ten miles south of the border, was part of the single 1,700 acre hop producing farm in the north. It is owned by Annheuser-Busch. The cool and moist climate, along with the long days, make this a great location. There are multiple hops growing farms in the Treasure Valley (40 mi NW of Boise) that range in size from 200-900 acres in size. Long desert days combined with irrigation water make for great hops. As a side note, Treasure Valley also grows about 100 different crops often using state-of-the-art technology to do so. These include crops like fruits, mint, Christmas trees in addition to hops, potatoes, and grains. Hops in the field.