CONCORD, N.H.—The U.S. maple syrup crop was a record breaking 5.028 million gallons in 2022, the USDA reported, smashing the old record of 4.1 million gallons set in 2020.
Combined with the massive record crop in the province of Quebec, the 2022 season produced the biggest global crop in history.
Leading the way in the U.S. was Vermont, which made more than half the U.S. total with 2.55 million gallons, up 46 percent from the previous year, the USDA said.
New York was second in the nation, with 845,000 gallons made. Maine was third with 672,000 gallons; Wisconsin was 4th with 440,000 and Michigan 5th at 190,000.
Other states surveyed were New Hampshire at 167,000 and Pennsylvania at 164,000.
The USDA did not survey Ohio, which has traditionally been a major syrup producing state.
Other maple states skipped in the USDA survey included Massachusetts, Connecticut, Indiana and West Virginia
U.S. sugarmakers put out a total of 14.3 million taps in 2022, which was also a record, the USDA reported.
Vermont maple syrup producers put out 6.65 million taps in 2022, an increase of 2 percent from the 2021 total.
In the yield per tap category, the big winner was Wisconsin, which had an impressive .478 galloon per tap average in 2022.
Vermont was runner up with a yield per tap is estimated to be 0.383 gallon, up from 0.269 gallon from the previous season.
Location played a significant part in individual production. The earliest sap flow reported was January 1 in New York and Vermont.
On average, Vermont’s season lasted 40 days, compared with 28 days in 2021.
Vermont’s 2021 value of production totaled $56.0 million, up 6% from the previous season. The average retail price per gallon was up 19% at $32.00 per gallon.