New York has retained its standing as the Nation’s #2 Producer of Maple Syrup. Maple syrup production in New York has increased by 18 percent, breaking last year’s 70-year production record by more than 100,000 gallons and maintaining the state’s standing as the second leading producer of fresh maple syrup in the nation. New York’s maple farmers produced more than 700,000 gallons of maple syrup in 2016, a record that can be attributed to warmer-than-normal temperatures, which allowed for an extended season. The number of maple taps continues to climb, with more than 2.5 million taps in production in 2016, the highest number of taps since 1947.