Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cold winter didn’t sap Maine maple syrup production

Maine produced more maple syrup in 2015 than the previous year, despite a bitterly cold winter that shortened the average number of harvesting days for Maine taps. Maine was again behind Vermont and New York for syrup production, holding fast to third place in the country for maple syrup output, producing about 553,000 gallons last year. That’s a little more than […]

Who’s excited for the agricultural census?

I know I am. We know from the latest agriculture census — by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — that growth in the number of young farmers in Maine has far outpaced national trends. In May, we’ll get a closer look at the breakdown of those increases, by county. In the meantime, the data from the (mouthful alert) quinquennial census shows us change in […]