Another reset coming this week, hopes to extend season

Peter Gregg | March 13, 2017

Another big reset is happening across the Maple Belt, freezing trees.

“We’ve had so many highs and lows in temperatures this season,” said Mark Spence of Spence’s Sugar Bush in Spring Valley, Wisc., where he and his three sons have made 13 barrels so far. MORE ]


Research explores birch syrup production

Northern New York Agricultural Development Program | February 8, 2017

The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted the results of a project exploring opportunities for regional maple sugarmakers to produce birch syrup. Four sugarhouses participated in the 2015-2016 birch syrup project; one each in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Jefferson counties. MORE ]


Sugarmaker launches permeate beverage

Peter Gregg | February 2017

Leave it to a sugarmaker to find an innovative way to make money from R/O permeate water. They call it Asarasi. MORE ]


New quotas are finally here

| Oct. 27, 2016

On October 7, 2016, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup drew lots to allocate 1.1 million new taps in the young entrepreneur and startup categories. The public draw was held at the Centrexpo in Drummondville and live streamed on the Federation’s Facebook page. A video of the draw and the list of winners can be viewed at


CDL opens another superstore in Maine

Peter Gregg | CDL opens another superstore in Maine

CDL today opened its eleventh superstore in the U.S., along busy Route 2 in central Maine.

Maine Gov. Paul LaPage, state Rep. Russell Black and other dignitaries were on hand for a "tubing cutting" opening ceremony. MORE ]


Farrell to resign from Cornell's Uihlein maple program

| Oct. 6, 2016

A letter to the maple industry from Michael Farrell, Director of Cornell University Uihlein Forest Maple Research Center in Lake Placid, N.Y: MORE ]


5 million new taps to be let in Quebec on Friday

| Oct. 4, 2016

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers will be auctioning 5 million new taps for the 2017 season, and all upcoming seasons, during a lottery to be held on Friday, October 7. MORE ]


FDA to maple: Drop dead

Peter Gregg |

The food and drug administration this week told the industry it will not be enforcing any mislabeling of fake maple products. MORE ]