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US maple crop way up over last year

Peter Gregg |

The United States maple crop came in at 4.207 million gallons, a massive jump over last year's crop of 3.434 million gallons, according to the statistics service of the U.S. agriculture department. MORE ]

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Quebec crop a massive record breaker

Caroline Cyr, Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers |

Quebec’s 2016 maple syrup production was 148.2 million pounds, an unprecedented 23% jump from the previous record of 120 million pounds set in 2013, the Federation of Quebec Maple Producers reported. MORE ]

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Quebec crop could be a whopper

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The largest maple producer in Quebec is saying that the crop in the province could be the biggest ever. MORE ]

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Season closing down in some northern areas

Peter Gregg |

The season in some parts of the northern U.S. is close to the end, with lots of happy sugarmakers. "All of our drums are full," said Dave Fuller, of Fuller's Sugarhouse in Lancaster, N.H. "So I guess that's a good sign." MORE ]

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Sugarmakers hoping for a reset this weekend

Peter Gregg |

Southern Vermont sugarmakers were hoping for a reset this week, with temperatures rising and tree buds swelling.
"I think we have at least another week," said David Mance a 3,000 tap sugarmaker in Shaftsbury, Vt. MORE ]

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N.H. sugarmakers nervous about forecast

Peter Gregg |

Sugarmakers in the Granite State are worried about the forecast this week.

“It looks like it’s going to warm up real fast,” said Bruce Treat, a sugarmaker in Bow, N.H. with 700 taps on pipeline. Treat tapped on Feb. 17 and 18 and boiled for the first time on Feb. 21. “It makes you wonder if the the trees are going to recharge,” he said.

Treat was not alone in his concerns. MORE ]

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Mass sugarmakers happy so far

Peter Gregg |

Bay State sugarmakers were rejoicing over what was for many a record-setting February production. “I’ve never made that much in February,” said Robert Spencer of Mt. Massaemet Sugar House in Shelburne Falls, Mass. He was like many sugarmakers in the state and throughout lower New England who were scrambling to get all their taps out and keep up with the early season.

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Second big sap run continues fast season

Peter Gregg |

The season is in the midst of its second major sap run.

Sugarmakers across Ohio, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast made a bunch more early syrup this past weekend through Monday.
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