Sugarmaker Jim Hayden of Sunderland, Vt. draws off during a boil on March 19. Vermont sugarmakers led the nation in production this season with more than 2 million gallons made, according to the USDA.
Dwayne Hill of Shaver-Hill Maple in Harpersfield, N.Y. inside the sugarhouse on April 24. New York State's maple industry keeps expanding at a rapid rate, according to USDA numbers.
Tapping it twice. One of the experiments tried by Cornell researchers to improve sap yield and fight off taphole closure.
Cornell researchers experimented with aerating sap as a way to lengthen a season