Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Record Quebec syrup harvest

This year’s maple syrup harvest set a record in Quebec – a combination of favourable weather and the marketing board drive to regain market share.

Quebec had been losing market share to the Northeastern United States and Ontario when it introduced supply management in an effort to drive up prices.

This spring, Quebec's 13,700 maple syrup producers harvested a record 152.2 million pounds of maple syrup from 44.2 million taps.

That compares with 148 million pounds last year and 120 million pounds in 2014.