5 million new taps for 2017
On June 7, 2016, Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec (RMAAQ) authorized new maple production quotas, to be issued starting in 2017. The Federation has been tasked with granting these 5 million new taps.
Here is the official list of the businesses that received new Young entrepreneur and startups quota in 2016.
All applicants for the young etrepreneurs and startups quotas will receive a letter next week (October 17 to 21) regarding their official results in the draw.
Distribution of the 5 million new taps
The 5 million new taps will be distributed as follows:
- 40,000 taps per year for the young entrepreneurs component
- 1,339,200 taps for the startups component
- 3,620,800 taps for the expansions component
The steps for getting your share of this new quota depend on the category you belong to:
- If you are under 40 and over 18 and plan on starting, expanding, or buying a sugar bush (one with or without a quota): See the Young Entrepreneurs tab.
- If you aren’t a maple syrup producer, have a sugar bush but only sell directly to consumers, or deliver all of your product without a quota to the Federation and wish to get a quota: See the Startups tab.
- You already have a quota and would like to expand your operation: See the Expansions tab.
The quotas granted must be used by the 2018 season at the latest. Unused quotas will be retrieved. Producers who receive a part of these new quotas agree to personally operate their sugar bush for at least three (3) years as of the start of production.
Young Entrepreneur and Startup applications are eligible for a maximum of 25,000 taps. Expansions will be granted in 200-tap increments.
Important: The information on this page is provided to help producers understand the Regulation intended for maple producers. Should there be any differences between the Regulation and the information on this website, the Régie-approved Regulation is the source text. You can read it here (French).
Note: The Federation is aware that the demand on forest engineers to produce cadastral plans for each component before the 2016 deadline could create a bottleneck. Exceptionally for 2016, if a plan cannot be submitted by the deadline, the producer will have the option of providing a certified letter from the engineer with the expected completion date for the plan.