The production of pure maple syrup is the oldest agricultural enterprise in the United States.
Forty gallons of maple sap are required to make one gallon of syrup.
Michigan ranks fifth in maple syrup production.
Only about 1% of Michigan's maple forest resource is used for syrup production.
Maple syrup is classified as one of nature's most healthful foods.
Maple syrup is one of the few agriculture crops in which demand exceeds supply.