Liq­uid gold quo­tas go up

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The Fed­er­a­tion of Que­bec Maple Syrup Pro­duc­ers will fi­nally al­low more maple syrup to be pro­duced in the prov­ince, boost­ing its quota by 12 % next year. The Fed­er­a­tion made the de­ci­sion af­ter pres­sure by many pro­duc­ers to be al­lowed to pro­duce more and to try to re­gain some of the mar­ket lost to Amer­i­can pro­duc­ers in re­cent years. Ac­cord­ing to the Fed­er­a­tion, the 12 % in­crease will trans­late into an ad­di­tional fif­teen mil­lion pounds of syrup.

The Fed­er­a­tion of Que­bec Maple Syrup Pro­duc­ers had been au­tho­rized by the Regie des Marches Agri­coles et Ali­men­taires du Que­bec to in­crease quo­tas fol­low­ing a re­quest from pro­duc­ers.

On Sun­day, Au­gust 7th, 20,000 litres of maple syrup, val­ued at roughly $150,000, was stolen from a Dor­val ware­house. The syrup came from a fa­cil­ity in the Eastern Town­ships and was des­tined for Costco stores. Ship­ping firm Mexus­can Cargo is of­fer­ing a $10,000 re­ward for its re­turn.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.