Maple syrup production down because of warmer weather

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, bottles of maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said maple syrup production was up in the 2015 season. Vermont continues to lead the nation by far, producing most of the syrup in the country, followed by New York and Maine. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

This warm winter weather could be bad for syrup lovers. Maple syrup production is down as much as 75% this year.

Farmers say the warmth is disrupting sap production.

The shortage means consumers could end up paying more.

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