In “because the Ohio Senate passed a bill making March ‘Maple Syrup Products Month'” news: maple syrup production in Ohio is down. And why are your pancakes in peril? The cold weather has made it almost impossible for the sap inside maple trees to ‘get flowing’ and producers can’t tap trees. The same thing happened last year, when the state produced just about 130,000 gallons of syrup, compared to the 155,000 gallons in 2013.
But don’t fret too much. There’s still time for production to warm up, according to Ted Wiseman of the Ohio State University Extension in Licking County. (deb)