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In these turbulent times, government directives concerning the COVID-19 pandemic will indefinitely affect Producer Services offered by the Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec as well as future maple syrup classification. The Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec organization has had to reduce its staff to a minimum. However, we want to reassure you that […]

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A syrupy sweet tale worthy of celebration  The maple tapping ceremony, an annual industry tradition that officially kicks off the sugaring-off season, took on a festive air yesterday morning February 18 at the sugar bush in Quebec City’s Bois-de-Coulonge Park as attendees celebrated the 30th anniversary of the joint plan for maple production. André Lamontagne, […]

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  Function Region Serge Beaulieu President Montérégie-Ouest Luc Goulet  First Vice President Côte-du-Sud Éric Bouchard Second Vice President Mauricie Normand Foisy Fourth Member Outaouais – Laurentides Marcel Larochelle Fifth Member Beauce François Béliveau Director Montérégie-Ouest Guy Breault Director Lanaudière Dany Fortier Director Centre-du-Québec Alain Gauthier Director Québec – Rive-Nord David Hall Director Montérégie-Est Justin Plourde […]

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Recognition of outstanding leadership As part of the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) Annual Conference, held from October 21 to October 24, 2019 in the State of Minnesota, USA, Julie Barbeau, Innovation and Market Development Advisor at the Québec Maple Syrup Producers (PPAQ), received the prestigious Lynn Reynolds Award. This award, presented annually by the […]

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Assemblée générale annuelle 2019

November 15, 2019, we are waiting you! The 11,300 maple syrup producers in Quebec are invited to attend the semiannual meeting of their organization, which will take place on November 15, 2019 at the Best Western hotel in Drummondville. This day of assembly is a moment of discussion and reflection where resolutions will be debated. […]

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Discover the process of classification of maple syrup in Quebec The PPAQ, with the help of ACER, Division Inspection, captured in images the different steps involved in quality verification of maple syrup produced in bulk in Quebec. The classification will have no secrets for anyone after viewing these two video clips: the first is entitled […]

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August 30, 2019 marked the retirement of Paul Rouillard He was Deputy Director of the PPAQ since 2013. After 30 years working in the large family of the UPA and its affiliated federations, he responded to the call of retirement. Arriving at the UPA in Quebec in 1989, he had, from the start, “hands in […]

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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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