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Senators Collins and King’s “Maine Maple Sunday” Resolution Passes Senate Unanimously

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King celebrated the Senate’s unanimous passage of a resolution designating March 24, 2024 as “Maine Maple Sunday.” The resolution, which was authored and introduced by the two Maine Senators, recognizes the importance of Maine maple syrup production to the state’s communities, economy, and culture.

“Maine is proud to be the one of the country’s largest maple syrup producers, and the home to the best tasting syrup in the world. For generations, Maine people have come together with friends and family each spring to tap trees, boil sap, and make this delicious product,” said Senators Collins and King. “Maine Maple Sunday celebrates this long tradition, highlights the excellence of the maple industry, and recognizes the contributions of the small-maple businesses across our state.”

According to the most recent data from the Maine Maple Producers Association, Maine is home to 450 maple syrup producers and more than 800 full and part-time syrup jobs, bringing in more than $55 million to the state’s economy. Maine is the nation’s third-largest producer of maple syrup, and accounts for more than 10% of all U.S. produced maple syrup. Every March, sugarhouses across Maine host Maple Sunday events, an annual celebration showcasing maple syrup operations throughout Maine that serves as a catalyst for sales.

The full text of the resolution can be read here.