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Vermont Maple Regulations

Vermont Maple Product Regulations: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Vermont State Statute: Title 6 Agriculture, Chapter 32 Maple Products 

Vermont State Statute: Title 9 Commerce and Trade, Chapter 63 Consumer Protection (definition of local, local to Vermont, and locally grown or made in Vermont)

University of Vermont

UVM Extension Grading Fundamentals (videos):





UVM Proctor Maple Research Center: 

UVM Extension Maple: 

UVM Proctor Maple Research Center Educational Videos:

UVM Extension Ag Business Programs: UVM Extension Ag Business Programs includes reports, outreach publications, recent presentations and maple benchmarking enrollment information,

Vermont Maple Bulletin: 

Maple Manager:

Maple Research: Database of recent (20+ yrs) maple research and information,  

International Maple Syrup Institute

The International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) is an industry-wide, member-based, non-profit organization that fosters collaboration and acts on issues affecting the maple industry’s interests. Founded in 1974 by American and Canadian industry leaders, the IMSI is composed of North America’s maple syrup and maple products producers and associations, maple processors, distributors and exporters, industry representatives, and equipment manufacturers, as well as connected agro-science and technology institutions. Over the years, a professional staff and numerous volunteer committees have led many important initiatives benefiting the industry and maple consumers.


North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC)

NAMSC is an international network of maple syrup producer associations representing sixteen commercial maple-producing U.S. States and Canadian Provinces. Each member state or provincial association appoints a delegate and alternate delegate to the Council to represent their local interests and participate in the organization’s governance.

NAMSC is a nonprofit organization established with the purpose of bringing together industry leaders, researchers and affiliated industry groups to share common interests, experience and knowledge for the betterment of the maple syrup industry. The NAMSC began as the National Maple Syrup Council in October 1959 and has grown and expanded over the years to serve the needs of its membership and industry.


Other NAMSC resources: 

North American Maple Syrup Producers' Manual

This 3rd edition was published in 2022 and produced by the University of Vermont in cooperation with the North American Maple Syrup Council. 

Since 1958 the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual has served as a basic reference source for the production of pure maple products. This 2022 edition provides up-to-date, science-based information and recommendations relating to all aspects of the industry. The guidelines presented will help users ranging from the hobby and beginning producer level to those well-established in the industry. In addition, the information herein will benefit foresters, land managers, Extension and outreach personnel, and others aiming to provide assistance to those in the maple industry. Numerous photographs, tables, a glossary and hyperlinks to selected source materials are included.

Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last seven consecutive years. Boiling down 43 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup takes a lot of fuel and time. A number of technologies exist, however, to reduce the energy needed to produce syrup—by reducing boiling time and using less fuel oil or cordwood. Learn more at

Maple in Every School

Looking for ways to integrate maple into your classroom curriculum? VMSMA, in collaboration with NOFA-VT Shelburne Farms, Green Mountain Farm to School, Drift Farmstead, and the Center for an Agricultural Economy developed educational materials and procurement templates to help you navigate the school purchasing process and strengthen relationships with the schools in your community.


Maple Publications

Maple Syrup Digest:

The Maple News:

Maple Statistics 

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service: 

2023 Crop Report

2024 Crop Report

USDA Census of Agriculture:

2017 & 2022 Vermont Maple Data

United States Maple Producer Associations 

Indiana Maple Syrup Association 

Maine Maple Producers Association

Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut 

Michigan Maple Syrup Association 

Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers Association

New Hampshire Maple Producers Association

New York State Maple Association 

Ohio Maple Producers Association 

Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council

Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association 

Canadian Maple Producer Associations & Resources

Centre Acer

Citadelle Maple Syrup Producer’s Cooperative of Quebec

Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec

Maple Syrup Producers of Nova Scotia

New Brunswick Maple Syrup Producers Association

Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association

Vermont Agency of Agriculture

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