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Researchers To Conduct Census Of New York State Maple Syrup Production

Hudson Valley Maple Syrup (credit: Deborah Rodriguez/WCBS 880)

Hudson Valley Maple Syrup (credit: Deborah Rodriguez/WCBS 880)

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Federal agriculture researchers will conduct a census of maple syrup production in New York State in April and May.

The state ranked second to Vermont in last year’s survey of producers in 10 states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state ranked second to Vermont in last year’s survey of producers in 10 states.

During the survey, inspectors will collect information about the number of taps, yield, prices and the overall value of the maple products from New York State.

The results will be released in June.

More than 500 entrepreneurs in New York State produce maple syrup and related products, according to the New York State Maple Producers Association.

It takes 40 gallons of maple tree sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup.

The association has a Maple Center at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, and participates in local and regional events nationwide.

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