Maple syrup flow slowed
Warm spring weather cut state's production nearly a third this season
By BRIAN NEARING, Staff writer
First published in print: Friday, June 11, 2010
ALBANY -- An unusually warm spring injected a sour note into the maple syrup season in New York, where nearly a third less syrup was produced compared with last year.
"Production was down in New York, and across the board in the entire northeast, including Canada and Quebec," said Helen Thomas, executive director of the New York State Maple Producers Association.
Vermont accounted for the lion's share of that, at 890,000 gallons. Closely trailing New York for the second spot was Maine, which produced 310,000 gallons, a decrease of 22 percent from last season.