EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan maple syrup production was estimated at 150,000 gallons for the 2021 season, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The 2021 production was down 20,000 gallons from the previous year. The season lasted 25 days, compared to 29 days in 2020, and 25 days in 2019.
Total Michigan taps were 550,000, and the syrup yield was 0.273 gallons per tap. In 2020, Michigan producers reported 40 percent of sales as retail, 17 percent wholesale, and 43 percent bulk. The average price per gallon in 2020 was $48.60, unchanged from 2019. Total value of production was $8.26 million, down 13 percent from the previous year.
The 2021 United States maple syrup production totaled 3.42 million gallons, down 17 percent from the previous season. The number of taps totaled 13.3 million, up 2 percent from the 2020 total. Yield per tap was 0.257 gallon, down 0.057 gallon from the previous season.
The earliest sap flow reported was January 1 in New York. The latest sap flow reported to open the season was February 20 in Wisconsin. On average, the season lasted 27 days, compared with 34 days in 2020. The 2020 United States average price per gallon was $32.00, up $1.00 from 2019. Value of production, at $132 million for 2020, was up 2 percent from the 2019 season.
— USDA NASS Great Lakes Region
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