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New York maple-syrup production fell 20 percent this year

By Journal Staff (


ALBANY, N.Y.  — New York maple-syrup production fell 20 percent to 647,000 gallons this year, amid a shortened season, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.

The number of maple taps was estimated at 2.9 million in 2021, up 4 percent from last year. Yield per tap fell to 0.223 gallons per tap this year from 0.287 gallons in 2020. 

New York maple-syrup producers had a short season in 2021, NASS noted. On average, the season lasted 29 days, down nearly 22 percent from 37 days in 2020.

New York’s 2020 value of production totaled $27.7 million, up 5 percent from 2019. The value of New York’s 2021 maple-syrup production will be published next year. The 2020 average price per gallon in the Empire State was $34.40, up from $32.20 in 2019.

U.S. maple-syrup production totaled 3.42 million gallons in 2021, down 17 percent from the previous season. The number of taps totaled 13.3 million this year, up 2 percent from the 2020 total. Yield per tap was 0.257 gallons in 2021, down from 0.314 gallons in the prior season.

New York ranks No. 2 nationally in maple-syrup production, behind only Vermont.

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