The Official U.S. Maple Syrup Almanac -- 2017 Alamanc_2017 - Page 20

MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION OF CONN. 79 East Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759, (860) 567-3805, jmharran@aol.com, www.ctmaple.org SUMMARY OF SEASON O verall, Connecticut’s 2017 season was below average due to poor weather conditions. Unseasonably warm weather in February, low sug- ar content throughout most of the season and an ear- ly spring warm up were the key depressants. Producers who taped in early January and used vacuum assisted tubing generally did better. J. Mark Harran, President OFFICERS J. Mark Harran President Litchfield, CT jmharran@aol.com Bob Dubos Vice President Chaplin, CT Mike Smith Secretary Weston, CT Oliver Scranton Treasurer Guilford, CT Rick Goulet Newsletter Editor Harwinton, CT Steve Jensen, CT Dept. of Agriculture RIGHT: Nips passed out to legislators during the “Ag Day at the Capitol” on March 15 at the Connecticut statehouse in Hartford. 20 ABOVE: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy taps a maple tree flanked by pro- ducer Wayne Palmer (L) and Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky, who also joined the Governor in a tour of Palmer’s sugarhouse. U.S. Maple Syrup Almanac 2017