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NY maple production up by 59 percent

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York maple syrup production increased 59 percent from last year with only Vermont producing more syrup than New York.

Syrup production is estimated at 574,000 gallons, up from the 360,000 gallons produced in 2012, according to the USDA.  The number of taps, 2.20 million, increased 6 percent from last year. 

Nationally, maple syrup production in 2013 totaled 3.25 million gallons, up 70 percent from 2012. In 2012, prevailing high temperatures limited sap flow.

The number of taps for this year is estimated at 10.6 million, 8 percent above the 2012 total of 9.77 million.

 

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