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Jun 19, 2012

USA - 2012 Maple Syrup Production Lowest In 5 Years

Warm Spring Weather Reduces U.S. Maple Syrup Production By One-Third.

Harvesting maple syrup
Photo: Jason Dean/Flickr
A very warm spring has led decreased maple syrup production by one third in the United States.  Total production was 1.91 million gallons.  Instead of the normal 32 production season, warm weather dried up sap early making it a 24 day production season on average.  In some places like Wisconsin, the season only lasted 10 days.  

Listed below is are comparison rates for 2012 and 2011:

  • Vermont - 750,000 (2012) compared to 1,140,000 (2011)
  • Maine - 360,000 (2012) compared to 360,000 (2011)
  • New York - 360,000 (2012) compared to 364,000 (2011)
  • Ohio - 100,000 compared to 125,000 (2011)
  • Pennsylvania - 96,000 compared to 128,000 (2011)
  • New Hampshire - 76,000 compared to 120,000 (2011)
  • Michigan - 65,000 compared to 123,000 (2011)
  • Wisconsin - 50,000 compared to 155,000 (2011)
  • Massachusetts - 40,000 compared to 62,000 (2011)
  • Connecticut - 11,000 compared to 17,000 (2011)
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