Real-time N.H. traffic updates
File photo - Pixabay

Mar 17, 2016 11:39 AM

Warm weather hurts New Hampshire's maple production industry

The Associated Press

CHESTER (AP) — Warm weather has negatively impacted one of New Hampshire's traditional agricultural industries by cutting into profits across the board.

Robyn Pearl, spokeswoman for the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, tells The Eagle Tribune that this year was the earliest start and possibly the earliest end to the maple sugar production season.

Officials say maple sugaring brings in an estimated $25 million in annual revenue for the state's 800 producers. Pearl says around 150,000 gallons are made each year.

Sugarhouse at Morningstar Farm's Christopher Hicks says sugar maple trees are beginning to bud earlier than usual due to the warm weather. He says when the trees are budding, the season ends.

Hicks says his operation has made about a third of their usual business thanks to the season's early conclusion.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

--

»Comments

Concord, NH
Broken Clouds 28°
1pm 29°
2pm 29°
3pm 31°
4pm 33°

 

N.H. DollarSaver

Wednesday March 22, 2017

 

NH1 on Facebook

Download NH1 App

NH1 on Twitter

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome