With Gov. Snyder proclaiming March to be "Michigan Maple Syrup Month," this is an appropriate time to say 'thank you' to all the maple syrup producers in the state for all their hard work and for providing us with such a tasty treat. Unless you have actually done it before, it's hard to appreciate how much work goes into producing just one gallon of maple syrup. Approximately forty gallons of maple sap must be collected in order to make one gallon of maple syrup and weather conditions play an important role in a successful yield. Last year our state producers cranked-out 148,000 gallons of maple goodness which ranked Michigan sixth nationally.