Que. maple syrup production rebounds

Quebec’s maple syrup producers have bounced back from a disappointing 2008 season by topping their previous production record, according to La Terre de chez nous.

The Quebec farmers’ paper reported Tuesday on its website that producers are on track to double their 2008 production of just over 50 million pounds.

As of Tuesday, the newspaper reported, Quebec’s 2009 maple syrup production had reached 91 million pounds and could top 100 million by the end of the season, which will be in about 10 days depending on the region. Those further north may be able to continue their harvest into the beginning of May.

The province’s syrup producers have passed their previous production record of 86 million pounds, set in 2000, the newspaper said.

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