This article explores the growth of the maple industry in the U.S. as reported in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
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As the US domestic maple syrup crop continues to grow the influence of different scales and types of business can shape local communities and national trends. Survey results presented here demonstrate the dramatic difference in the scale of maple enterprises as represented by tap count and the resulting working forest acres these businesses utilize.
A summary of the current state of maple production in New England is based on surveys returned from approximately 220 sugarmakers in April, 2011.
A panel discussion at the NAMSC annual meeting offered a number of suggestions for ways state and provincial associations can help their members.
The 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture reveals trends in growth for number of producers and number of taps in many states.