The 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture reveals trends in growth for number of producers and number of taps in many states.
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Overall, Bruce says he is positive and optimistic about both production and demand, estimating that both could double in the U.S. in the next decade or so. “Some people think it’s a bubble,” he says, “but I think the market is still very strong.”
This article explores the growth of the maple industry in the U.S. as reported in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Typically, production is measured in terms of the number of gallons produced. In order to evaluate the effects of season length of maple syrup production I propose an alternative measure of seasonal maple syrup production, “Yield-per-Tap/Day.”