Liquid gold quotas go up
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.