Why Does Canada Have a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve? - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic
Jason Belich stashed this in anxiety
"The reserve makes sure there's always enough syrup for the market. As Farrell explained, each producer sells its harvest in bulk to the federation -- a government-sanctioned cooperative -- which turns around and deals it to bulk buyers. When production is high, the federation siphons a portion off to store in steel drums for future use. "