Maple Syrup Production Up 70%



WASHINGTON - Jan 10/14 - SNS -- The 2013 United States maple syrup production totaled 3.25 million gallons, up 70% from last year, according to the USDA's final production estimates for the 2013 crop.

The number of taps is estimated at 10.6 million, 8% above the 2012 total of 9.77 million. Yield per tap is estimated at 0.308 gallon, up 58% from the previous season. All States showed an increase in production from 2012.

Maple Syrup Taps, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2011-2013
[Estimates for 2013 are carried forward from the June 2013 "Crop Production". Any revisions will appear
in the June 2014 "Crop Production"]
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              :       Number of taps        :        Yield per tap        :         Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              :  2011   :  2012   :  2013   :  2011   :  2012   :  2013   :  2011   :  2012   :  2013
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              :  ------- 1,000 taps ------     -------- gallons --------     ----- 1,000 gallons -----
              :
Connecticut ..:     71        70        78     0.239     0.157     0.256        17        11        20
Maine ........:  1,470     1,500     1,500     0.245     0.240     0.300       360       360       450
Massachusetts :    245       250       280     0.253     0.160     0.225        62        40        63
Michigan .....:    495       430       490     0.248     0.151     0.302       123        65       148
New Hampshire :    420       440       460     0.286     0.173     0.270       120        76       124
New York .....:  2,011     2,070     2,200     0.280     0.174     0.261       564       360       574
Ohio .........:    405       410       440     0.309     0.244     0.352       125       100       155
Pennsylvania .:    503       501       583     0.254     0.192     0.230       128        96       134
Vermont ......:  3,300     3,500     3,800     0.345     0.214     0.347     1,140       750     1,320
Wisconsin ....:    660       600       740     0.235     0.083     0.358       155        50       265
              :
United States :  9,580     9,771    10,571     0.292     0.195     0.308     2,794     1,908     3,253
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