Maple Syrup Production Sees Increase In Wisconsin This Year

WISCONSIN PRODUCTION SUMMARY

Wisconsin’s 2019 maple syrup production was 270,000 gallons, up 45,000 gallons from 2018. The number of taps increased by 50,000 in 2019 to 800,000 taps.

Yield was 0.338 gallons per tap, above the 0.300 gallons per tap in 2018. In 2018, the average price Wisconsin maple syrup producers received was $32.40 per gallon, up $1.00 from 2017. The 2019 Wisconsin maple syrup season began on March 1, 11 days later than last year. The season ended on April 30, compared with May 2 last year. This year’s season averaged 24 days, 12 days shorter than last year.

UNITED STATES PRODUCTION SUMMARY

The 2019 United States maple syrup production totaled 4.24 million gallons, up 1 percent from the revised previous year. The number of taps totaled 13.3 million, down 4 percent from the 2018 total. Yield per tap was 0.318 gallon, up 0.015 gallon from the previous season.

The earliest sap flow reported was January 5 in New York. The latest sap flow reported to open the season was March 1 in Wisconsin. On average, the season lasted 30 days, compared with 42 days in 2018. The 2018 United States average price per gallon was $33.80, up $0.70 from 2017. Value of production, at $142 million for 2018, was down 2 percent from the previous season. Beginning in 2019, maple syrup estimates were discontinued for Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, and West Virginia.