CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A new report says that West Virginia maple syrup production has almost doubled over the past year.
According to the Department of Agriculture of West Virginia and the US Department of Agriculture, the production of maple syrup increased from 8,000 gallons in 2018 to 14,000 gallons during this season.
Charleston-Gazette Mail's production season runs from late February to mid-March.
The West Virginia Agricultural Commissioner, Kent Leonhardt, said in a statement that more people are starting their businesses to start their own sweet syrup.
The report also noted that the average price per gallon of maple syrup has increased by more than 20% since last year, arriving at $ 44.60. Bulk prices for maple syrup are also up to 20 cents at $ 2.90 per pound.
The vast majority of this year was sold.
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