Mild weather contributed to less maple syrup in NH

May 15, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Maple Producers Association says the maple syrup season ran about seven to 10 days earlier this year, with mild weather contributing to lower-than-anticipated syrup production.

Farmers had a sufficient crop to provide syrup to their regular markets, but excess syrup isn't widely available.

The association says farmers in the seacoast area showed the strongest season.

Most farmers found they had 50 to 66 percent of an average crop. Reports of just 33 percent of an average crop were not unusual.