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November 8, 2018 All maple producers holding a quota are invited to the first semi-annual meeting of the Federation and the Joint plan. This meeting will be devoted to the study of resolutions. One of these is the name change proposal of the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Produceurs) […]

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2018 Gilles-Gauvreau Tribute Award : Gérald Morin Awarded since 2012, the Gilles-Gauvreau Tribute Award honors one or more maple syrup producers who has committed and contributed remarkably to the maple trade union life, which through its actions has helped to advance and shine maple syrup production in Quebec. On May 29th, during the banquet evening […]

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This spring, Quebec’s 13,700 maple producers harvested 118 million pounds of maple syrup using 46.8 million taps, for an average yield of 2.52 pounds per tap, which is low in comparison to previous years. Most of this production (89%) is for bulk sale. The rest will be sold on the retail market. In the record […]

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Have you thought about contacting your insurer? Over the next few days, some maple syrup producers could produce processing grade maple syrup (buddy taste). If this is your case and you have crop insurance, have you thought about contacting your local La Financière agricole du Québec service center to inform them of your situation? With […]

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Death of Mr. Rolland Urbain On behalf of the FPAQ Board of Directors, employees and  all Quebec maple syrup producers, we offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Rolland Urbain, who passed away this week. Elected as administrator of the Lanaudière Union in 1988, he became its president in 1995. Producer in Sainte-Julienne […]

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This year the Gilles-Gauvreau Tribute Award was presented to Angelo Trépanier, a producer from Saint-Thècle in the Mauricie region. Angelo served as member of the Citadelle cooperative’s board of directors for nearly 20 years and as director of the Mauricie maple producers’ union in the early 2000s. In addition to his cooperative work, Angelo has […]

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The Federation of Québec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) has launched its very first integrated communications campaign to invite Quebecers to rediscover maple and increase its popularity. Through the tag line “Incredible Maple”, this campaign underscores the versatility and unique, delicious taste of Québec’s favourite ingredient, while shedding light on its best-kept natural secrets. For the […]

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Taking into account the available data and the opinions of the main stakeholders, the Federation’s board of directors decided not to issue new startup and extension quotas for 2018. Decisions are made by the Federation’s board of directors based on seven criteria: sales growth and expected growth, strategic reserve inventory levels, buyer inventory levels, updated […]

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