Sunday, April 4, 2010

Maple Syrup

Last year was a record Maple Syrup year, production in Wisconsin was at 200,000 gallons, which is the highest on record and 33 percent above 2008. In 2009 maple syrup sold from 25-45 dollars per gallon.

This year Wisconsin had a rough year for Maple Syrup, not enough cold nights and warm days. Projected Maple Syrup collection is down by 40%.

This means that the 40 gallons of sap that my parents collected, which has been reduced to one gallon of syrup, is worth somewhere between 35-55 dollars per gallon.

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