Some maple syrup producers struggling this year

Some maple syrup producers in southeastern New Brunswick may have to buy their supply from other producers this year.

David Briggs tells the Times & Transcript that daytime temperatures were too cold in March and April for the sap to roll through the tree.

Briggs says he's produced less than half the amount of maple syrup that he normally would have at this point in the season.

Louise Poitras of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association says producers are faring much better elsewhere in the province, though damage from January's ice storm has caused problems for some.