Jacobs picked for co-chairman of House Maple Caucus

Posted 21 March 2021 at 2:51 pm

Press Release, Congressman Chris Jacobs

ATTICA – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) visited Merle Maple in Attica today to celebrate NYS Maple Weekend and announce his co-chairmanship of the House Maple Caucus.

“Maple production is an important part of the agricultural economy in Western New York,” Jacobs said. “In fact, Wyoming County is one of the largest maple producers in our state.”

In 2017, 1,695 New York maple farms with over 2,000,000 taps produced 714,372 gallons of syrup. Wyoming County accounted for over 91,000 of those gallons. Overall, farms in the eight counties throughout New York’s 27th District produced over 110,000 gallons of maple syrup.

“Generations of Western New Yorkers have provided maple syrup and other products to consumers nationally; it is part of our regional heritage and identity,” Jacobs said. “I am proud to announce I have joined the House Maple Caucus as a co-chair, which puts me in a strong position to advocate for this important industry.”

Jacobs serves as a co-chair of the House Maple Caucus along with Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Peter Welch (VT-AL). The bipartisan caucus was formed in the 116th Congress (2019-2020) to advocate for the American maple industry.