USDA To Conduct Maple Syrup Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting a Maple Syrup survey during April and May. Representatives from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be surveying producers in 10 of the nation’s largest maple producing states, including New York.

The survey will gather information on number of taps, yield, production, price and value of production in New York. Results from last year’s survey established New York’s rank as second in the nation for production of maple syrup behind Vermont.

As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law.

“NASS safeguards the privacy of all responses, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified,” said King Whetstone, U.S. Agriculture Department National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northeastern Region director.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, so producers can be guaranteed their individual data will not be released to any person or any other agency.

Survey results will be published in NASS’s Crop Production Report to be released on June 12.