Maple syrup production up nationally, down in Wisconsin
The U.S. maple syrup production was up, but Wisconsin’s production was down this year.
The USDA says U.S. production was 5% higher totaling 4.37 million gallons. The number of taps was up 1% to 13.5 million. New York had the earliest sap flow beginning January 2nd and Wisconsin started the latest around February 15th.
In Wisconsin, production dropped five thousand gallons with about 20 thousand fewer taps. The average yield was .338 gallons per tap.
Vermont, New York, and Maine are the top three maple syrup producing states with Wisconsin ranking fourth.
In 2019, Wisconsin producers received about ten cents a gallon more for syrup than the previous year, averaging $32.50 a gallon.