Seventy-degree weather and low sugar content in tree sap have resulted in one of the shortest maple seasons in over a decade for Vermont producers.
Vermont is known as the country’s top maple syrup producing state. Allison Hope, executive director of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association says that most sugar makers produced between 40% and 70% of an average maple syrup crop this season.
Hope says that the early 70-degree weather put an end to the flowing sap.
The Burlington Free Press reports that the ideal weather is warm sunny days combined with cold evenings.
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