Maple syrup production is down in Bas-Saint-Laurent compared to 2022. (Archive photo)
Le Bas-Saint -Laurent is one of the regions with the largest number of maple syrup producers in the province, behind Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie and Centre-du-Québec.
However, the drop in the quantities of maple syrup produced was noted throughout the province. The contrast is all the greater given that the 2022 season was exceptional for maple producers.
While the demand for maple products Since maple has seen a significant increase in recent years, maple producers may no longer be able to meet demand if another difficult year occurs.
Our reserve is practically dry, says Justin Plourde.
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The Quebec maple syrup producers hope that the 2024 season will make it possible to catch up with the production that could not be done in 2023. Last May, 7 million additional taps were granted to Quebec in order to ;increase the production of existing maple syrup companies and allow new maple producers to enter the industry.