Wisconsin’s 2020 maple syrup production was 265,000 gallons, down 5,000 gallons from 2019. The number of taps decreased by 20,000 in 2020 to 780,000 taps.
Yield was 0.340 gallon per tap, slightly above the 0.338 gallon per tap in 2019. In 2019, the average price Wisconsin maple syrup producers received was $32.50 per gallon, up 10 cents from 2018.
The 2020 Wisconsin maple syrup season began on February 15, 2 weeks earlier than last year. The season ended on April 26, compared to April 30 last year. This year’s season averaged 29 days, 5 days longer than last year.
The 2020 United States maple syrup production totaled 4.37 million gallons, up 5% from the revised previous season. The number of taps totaled 13.5 million, up 1% from the revised 2019 total. Yield per tap was 0.324 gallon, up 0.012 gallon from the revised previous season.
The earliest sap flow reported was January 2 in New York. The latest sap flow reported to open the season was February 15 in Wisconsin. On average, the season lasted 34 days, compared with 30 days in 2019. The 2019 United States average price per gallon was $31.00, down $2.80 from 2018. Value of production, at $129 million for 2019, was down 9% from the 2018 season.