Dwayne Hill of Shaver-Hill Maple in Harpersfield, N.Y. inside the sugarhouse on April 24. New York State's maple industry keeps expanding at a rapid rate, according to USDA numbers.
Sugarmaker Jim Hayden of Sunderland, Vt. draws off during a boil on March 19. Vermont sugarmakers led the nation in production this season with more than 2 million gallons made, according to the USDA.
Cornell researchers experimented with aerating sap as a way to lengthen a season
Tapping it twice. One of the experiments tried by Cornell researchers to improve sap yield and fight off taphole closure.