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MAPLE
CORRECTED

Released: August 2002

DATA CORRECTION

Table 2 on page 2 has been revised. The number of producers,
by county, has been corrected from the original publication
released in June 2000.

MORE MAPLE PRODUCERS THAN 5 YEAR AGO

The number of maple syrup producers in New York reporting production in 2000 was 1,525, up 5 percent from the 1,450 producers accounted for in 1995. The number of taps totaled 1.26 million compared with 1.56 million in 1995, a decrease of 19 percent. Production totaled 210,000 gallons of syrup. This compares with peak production of the last decade of 400,000 gallons in 1992 and the low of 180,000 gallons in 1993.

This report is the result of the 2000 maple census, a more complete accounting of New York maple production, and is comparable to the previous census enumerations done in 1985, 1990, and 1995. Nearly 1,700 names were contacted to determine if they had at least 100 taps and made syrup during the 2000 sugaring season.
 
 

Table 1. MAPLE PRODUCERS, TAPS AND PRODUCTION, NEW YORK,
1985, 1990, 1995, AND 2000

1985 1990 1995 2000
Number of producers 1/ 1,272 1,314 1,450 1,525
Number of taps 1,445,000 1,740,000 1,555,000 1,257,000
Gallons of syrup 315,000 249,000 208,000 210,000
Gallons per tap .218 .143 .134 .167
Taps per producer 1,136 1,324 1,072 824
1/  A producer is defined as a syrup maker with 100 or more taps.

MAPLE SYRUP VALIDATION SURVEY

The New York Agricultural Statistics Service conducted a special validation study in 12 selected counties for the 2002 production year. This was done due to the concern in the maple industry that the number of producers and production estimates for New York are low because some producers were never getting surveyed or counted. Detailed results of the study will be published with the annual maple release in June of 2003. County and State estimates on the back of this release may be revised at that time as a result of the validation survey.

Table 2. MAPLE SYRUP
Summary by Counties, New York 2000

County Number of
producers
Number
of taps
Syrup Produced (Gallons) Prelim.
2000
Price 1/
Average Date Season
Per tap Total Opened Closed
Albany 16 7,315 0.176 1,285 27.45 Feb 29 Mar 25
Allegany 66 45,337 0.146 6,634 24.20 Feb 23 Mar 20
Broome 24 6,458 0.132 855 29.65 Mar 04 Mar 26
Cattaraugus 78 51,492 0.153 7,881 21.70 Feb 24 Mar 21
Cayuga 13 2,805 0.137 383 29.35 Feb 24 Mar 21
Chautauqua 78 47,885 0.117 5,612 24.05 Feb 22 Mar 19
Chemung 9 4,818 0.103 495 30.50 Feb 24 Mar 21
Chenango 56 23,839 0.191 4,557 27.70 Feb 27 Mar 25
Clinton 54 91,618 0.128 11,684 25.55 Mar 05 Mar 30
Columbia 5 891 0.236 211 34.85 Feb 27 Mar 20
Cortland 32 23,793 0.157 3,725 26.15 Feb 27 Mar 24
Delaware 81 52,978 0.146 7,731 24.90 Feb 26 Mar 24
Erie 26 44,739 0.146 6,530 23.60 Feb 20 Mar 18
Essex 30 20,677 0.226 4,681 27.35 Mar 01 Apr 02
Franklin 27 24,352 0.146 3,555 24.80 Mar 05 Apr 05
Fulton 14 7,529 0.155 1,163 25.50 Feb 27 Mar 26
Genesee 13 3,030 0.116 351 30.20 Feb 23 Mar 20
Greene 21 23,026 0.134 3,079 28.30 Feb 25 Mar 26
Hamilton 3 3,696 0.177 656 36.00 Feb 26 Mar 14
Herkimer 17 6,738 0.247 1,664 27.00 Feb 25 Mar 28
Jefferson 25 12,528 0.160 2,003 24.00 Mar 01 Mar 24
Lewis 145 186,977 0.198 37,031 22.55 Feb 29 Mar 29
Livingston 6 980 0.164 161 24.90 Feb 27 Mar 19
Madison 24 11,982 0.242 2,896 24.45 Feb 27 Mar 25
Montgomery 11 43,482 0.254 11,038 24.15 Feb 25 Mar 26
Oneida 30 10,841 0.179 1,938 25.75 Feb 27 Mar 23
Onondaga 16 5,503 0.215 1,185 31.10 Feb 24 Mar 18
Ontario 10 9,040 0.258 2,334 26.45 Feb 25 Mar 23
Orleans 4 4,536 0.114 518 28.35 Feb 19 Mar 19
Oswego 19 9,522 0.153 1,454 28.20 Feb 29 Mar 24
Otsego 57 44,730 0.149 6,669 25.65 Feb 27 Mar 21
Rensselaer 16 4,740 0.160 757 27.60 Feb 29 Mar 23
St. Lawrence 136 97,356 0.164 15,994 23.35 Mar 01 Mar 26
Saratoga 19 16,257 0.189 3,073 28.55 Mar 03 Mar 29
Schenectady 6 4,982 0.178 888 22.65 Feb 19 Mar 25
Schoharie 39 48,316 0.173 8,332 27.15 Feb 29 Mar 24
Schuyler 9 4,365 0.194 846 46.55 Feb 21 Mar 21
Steuben 51 21,436 0.127 2,724 23.25 Feb 25 Mar 21
Sullivan 16 4,481 0.116 518 28.00 Feb 25 Mar 23
Tioga 24 10,652 0.142 1,512 32.15 Feb 25 Mar 21
Tompkins 10 871 0.208 181 33.65 Feb 25 Mar 30
Ulster 18 4,740 0.145 687 36.85 Feb 19 Mar 20
Warren 11 8,922 0.215 1,917 29.35 Mar 03 Mar 28
Washington 48 42,054 0.239 10,061 28.55 Feb 28 Mar 27
Wayne 5 3,040 0.202 615 28.65 Mar 03 Mar 30
Wyoming 68 144,659 0.143 20,737 24.90 Feb 24 Mar 24
Yates 18 4,618 0.181 837 25.75 Feb 24 Mar 20
Other Counties 2/ 19 1,959 0.112 220 24.59 NA NA
TOTAL 1,525 1,257,000 0.167 210,000 $25.40 Feb 27 Mar 24
1/  Includes all types of sales.
2/  Other counties include Dutchess, Monroe, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester.
NA - Not applicable.