The nation had a sweet maple season this year, producing more than 5 million gallons of maple syrup, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Vermont — the nation’s largest maple producer — shipped a record 2.5 million gallons, an increase of 800,000 gallons from 2021.
“This year’s record level of maple production is good news for our sugar producers and our economy,” said Phil Scott, Gov. of Vermont.
The other states with the highest production were New York with 845,000 gallons, followed by Maine with 672,000 gallons, the USDA said.
Last year, the retail price of syrup varied between maple-producing states, from $65.50 a gallon in New Hampshire to $41.30 a gallon in Pennsylvania, according to the USDA.
Vermont’s record production was aided by the addition of more taps and a longer season.
All in all, Vermont producers installed 150,000 more faucets in maple trees this year, for a total of 6.6 million faucets. The average season in the state was 40 days compared to 28 days last year.
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