For more than 30 years, Yakima Chief Hops and Yakima Chief Ranches have shared a unique and cohesive partnership. The two companies work together as one to create a robust hop supply chain designed to satisfy brewers’ insatiable appetite for quality hops, while supporting the Pacific Northwestern community of family hop farms. This partnership creates a strong connection, from breeder to grower to supplier to brewer, and supports our mission of connecting family farms with the world’s finest brewers.
While similar in name, Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) and Yakima Chief Ranches (YCR) are different companies with two distinct roles in a collective supply chain. The YCH-YCR partnership is designed to create value from propagation to pint, across the entire supply chain to meet the long-term needs of all stakeholders.
Footprints® is Yakima Chief Ranches’ (YCR) comprehensive brand management program of standards and practices that ensure our hops are grown and harvested with the highest levels of consistency, purity and excellence.
"The best fertilizer is a farmer’s footprints in the field." – Yakima Chief Ranches