I just had to post links to a recent article about a North Carolina hops grower in Yadkin County and a video about hops growing in New York. I am quite envious of the New York situation. They now have a full-time hops extension specialist. And check out the harvester!
December 2, 2011 article in the Winston-Salem Journal about Cedar Ridge Hops in Yadkin County, NC.
CNN Money video on New York hops industry.