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Since late summer 2018, the organic farming sector has been bustling with activities to review the entire set of requirements for certifying organic products in Canada. The Canadian Organic Standard must be revised every five years. This revision is mandatory and helps ensure that our standard is always up to date and free of any […]

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159 millions pounds of maple syrup A late spring and cold temperatures did not interfere with Mother Nature’s generosity. This year Quebec’s 7,400 maple syrup businesses harvested more than 159 million pounds of maple syrup. That’s an average of 3.43 pounds per tap. According to the Québec Maple Syrup Producers, that’s reason to celebrate. In […]

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Serge Beaulieu réélut comme président des PPAQ

A 7th term for Serge Beaulieu A presidential election was on the agenda of the 2019 annual general meeting of the PPAQ, as is the case every two years. Serge Beaulieu was re-elected without opposition for a 7th term. He said he was honored to have the support of the delegates for the next two […]

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A website dedicated to maple research After several months of work, the brand new maplescience.ca web platform was put online in April 2019. This website, developed by the Promotion, Innovation and Market Development team of the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (PPAQ), in collaboration with two New York agencies, Padilla and Foodminds, is an intuitive and […]

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40,000 taps offered now!   People under 40 years of age have until June 15, 2019 to submit their application for a quota to the young entrepreneur component. As stipulated in the decision of the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec of June 7, 2016, the PPAQ issue 40,000 taps of new quotas […]

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New record for Canadian maple product exports Canadian exports of maple products around the world reached a new record in 2018. A total of 106.42 million pounds were exported to more than 60 countries, it represents more than 400 million dollars. The largest import markets for maple syrup are the United States, Germany, Japan, the […]

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Conditions similar to last year, except for two elements   On March 28, 2019, the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec approved the Maple Syrup Marketing Agreement, season 2019. The marketing conditions in effect are therefore those of last year, except for the two new elements:   The price of bulk maple syrup […]

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MAPAQ sets up diagnostic assistance program for maple syrup producers Following requests from the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, an initiative was set up by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) through the Agriconseils networks to offer financial assistance to maple syrup companies wishing to have access to a diagnosis to assess the […]

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