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New York maple-syrup production fell nearly 2 percent in 2020

By Journal Staff


Maple-syrup production in New York state declined almost 2 percent to 804,000 gallons this year from 820,000 gallons in 2019, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

The number of taps in the Empire State was unchanged at 2.8 million taps in 2020, compared to last year. The yield per tap fell 2 percent from 0.293 gallons in 2019 to 0.287 gallons this year.

U.S. maple-syrup production totaled 4.37 million gallons in 2020, up almost 5 percent from 4.18 million gallons the previous year, per the USDA. The number of taps was estimated at more than 13.5 million this year, up almost 1 percent from just under 13.4 million in 2019. Yield per tap was estimated to be 0.324 gallons in 2020, up nearly 4 percent from 0.312 gallons the prior maple-syrup season.


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