Morning Sentinel cites UMaine study in report on central Maine farms producing syrup

The Morning Sentinel cited a University of Maine study in the article, “Some central Maine farms already producing maple syrup.” The sap has already been flowing for some central Maine farmers, but others are holding off tapping trees as maple sugaring season ramps up, the article states. Maine’s maple syrup industry, which is the third-largest in the nation, contributes nearly $30 million directly to the Maine economy each year, according to a 2014 study by UMaine economist Todd Gabe. The industry generates more than 500 full- and part-time jobs and about $17 million in labor income, the study found.