Some days it is interesting to explore growth industries in agriculture. Like wineries and breweries.
The Washington Post has an interesting infographic today, showing the nearly 10,000 winemakers and 4,500 commercial breweries across the United States. There are some obvious conclusions, such as California, Oregon, and Washington having a high concentration of wineries and the Denver area having a large number of breweries.
But what is interesting, at least to me, is that every state has wineries and breweries. Which require agricultural products, such as grapes and hops. The growth of wine-making and breweries augers an increase in niche, small-scale agriculture production.
So check out a local winery or brewery, support a local business and (more than likely) some local agriculture because there is something in every state!