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Ministère de la Forêt, de la Faune et des Parcs recently published the unit rate applicable to holders of a permit to manage a sugar bush for agricultural purposes from January 1 to December 31, 2017, by region.

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The Gilles-Gavreau tribute award, created in 2012 by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of a member to the maple producers’ union, has been awarded posthumously this year to Léonard Lampron, who died in June 2013. Mr. Lampron served as president of the Mauricie producers’ union and sat on the […]

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The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup is a 2016 Jean-Paul Raymond Award winner in the Provincial category. The award, which recognizes and rewards a team of farmers for completing a collective union activity or project, was bestowed on the Federation board of directors by the president of Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) on December 1 […]

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Producer Web is now more robust than ever. The Federation would like to gradually reduce the volume of documents it sends by mail and allow producers to access their maple syrup accounts directly. New this year, producers can complete a registration form online and submit it electronically without having to mail a hard copy.  Producers who […]

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Expansion, by the numbers: – 2,100 businesses received taps. – The maximum number of taps per business is 2,334. – 3,612,916 taps were awarded for Expansion projects in all. – 50% of requests were fully met. For more information on Expansion, Young Entrepreneur, and Startup projects, read our press release.

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Please note that Growth category letters will be sent to producers in late, not early, November this year. The Federation team first had to process the 2,100 Expansion applications received after the five million new taps were announced. Thank you for your understanding!

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This year’s Annual General Assemblies for the FPAQ and the Quebec Maple Producers Joint Plan will take place at the Château Bromont Hotel on November 15 and 16. The Delegates Meeting at Drummondville’s Hôtel Le Dauphin is also back by popular demand on November 2. All the details here.     Three talks are scheduled […]

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The growing demand for organic maple syrup is drawing a lot of interest, both from buyers and producers. The Federation gets numerous calls from producers asking about becoming an organic producer and getting organic certification for their products. In response we’ve updated our organic certification page, which can be found under the Quality tab when […]

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