Press Releases & Industry News

    Press Releases and Proclamations

    Check out these articles that spotlight MMSPA members and events pertaining to maple syrup in Minnesota.

    • Maple Syrup Month Proclamation - Governor Mark Dayton has officially proclaimed the month of March as "Maple Syrup Month" in the State of Minnesota - 2018 Proclamation2017 Proclamation2014 Proclamation

    • November 18, 2013 - Local Producers Place First at International Maple Syrup Competition - Press Release

    • November 7, 2011 - Local Producers Score Big at International Maple Syrup Competition - Press Release

    • May 21, 2011 - Carl Vogt a long time member and past president of MMSPA was inducted into the American Maple Museum Hall of Fame in Croghan, New York.  Carl served as alternate and delegate from Minnesota and as Secretary/Treasurer for the North American Maple Syrup Council for several years. He also conducted Maple Clinics each spring for many years in Minnesota and was editor of the Minnesota Maple Newsletter and was involved in the planning of the NAMSC annual meeting held in Minnesota in 1976, 1987 & 2001.

    • February 2010 - Maple Syrup Production Coming to Maplewood State Park - Press Release

    • December 2009 - MMSPA member wins North American Maple Cream Competition - Grand Rapids Herald - Review Article

    • November 2006 - MN Maple Producer is North American Winner - Press Release

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    Articles and Industry News

    See the following articles related to the Maple Syrup Production industry.

     

    RESEARCH STUDY ON LAKE STATES MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS | March 2018

    Click link to view article:  A Profile of Lake States Maple Syrup Producers and Their Attitudes and Responses to Economic, Social, Ecological, and Climate Challenges


    ARTICLE ABOUT MAPLE FLAVORING |  Erik Sherman, October 07, 2016

    Click link to view article:  The Maple Syrup Industry Will Always Be Mad About Fake Maple Flavoring


    ARTICLE IN WALL STREET JOURNAL |  Ellen Byron, July 20, 2016

    Click link to view the video:  Maple Syrup Breaks Away From Breakfast


    ELIMINATING LEAD-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT

    The industry is promoting the identification and elimination of "old" lead-containing maple processing equipment by producers to protect the integrity of pure maple syrup. Below are articles produced by North American Maple and the IMSI regarding this issue.

    MAPLE SYRUP GRADES

    Effective March 15, 2015 the USDA adopted new industry-wide grades and standards for pure maple syrup. Below are articles regarding the new grades and standards for pure maple syrup.

    MAPLE SYRUP REBELLION IN QUEBEC, CANADA

    The following link will take you to an extensive article from the National Post focused on the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec also known as the Quebec Maple Producers Federation and the issues facing its producers.

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