We conducted a web search for “Global Warming and Maple Syrup” and found over 150,000 sites – almost all proclaim that the maple syrup industry is in deep peril given the threat of global warming. This must surely be seen as bad news for all those who enjoy maple syrup on waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, crumpets, and French toast (and in any number of desserts as well). Before you think this threat is less than serious, be aware that maple syrup is big business in New England and in Canada.
But, as with most things you read about on the majority of websites, the fate of maple syrup turns out to be not nearly as bad as portrayed. In fact, the future may be even better for maple syrup production than the past.
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state has received a $1.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund numerous programs throughout the state to protect forests on state, municipal, and private lands. “Not only are our forests an essential part of our state’s heritage, they are also crucial to the environmental and economic health of Connecticut,” the Governor said. More than 60 percent of Connecticut is covered in forests – about 1.8 million acres. The 107 state parks and 32 state forests are some of the most popular recreation destinations the state has to offer and the half-billion-dollar forest products industry, including lumber and maple syrup, generates thousands of jobs.”
Volunteers spread across the campus of George Washington Carver National Monument on Saturday, planting trees and clearing weeds. Along Carver Road, they planted a mix of red maple, sugar maple, white oak, burr oak and thornless honey locusts to replace trees damaged by storms or age. Well done guys!
Maple sugar bush operators or owners of potential sugar bushes are invited to a field workshop 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at the Orebed Sugarshack, Orebed Road, off Rte. 11 across from Hermon-Dekalb Central School. The workshop will feature in-the-woodlot instruction on key points of sugar bush management with regard to sap tubing use.
New York State produces a wide range of specialty crops that include fruits and vegetables, wine, maple syrup, horticulture and nursery crops. Specialty crops generate $1.39 billion annually in New York and make up one-third of the State’s total agricultural receipts. They also rank high nationally in both production and economic value. For example, New York is the second largest state in the nation for apples and pumpkins; third for grapes, cabbage, cauliflower and maple syrup; and fourth for tart cherries, pears, snap beans and onions.
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Officials at the Agency of Agriculture say they’re worried about fake maple syrup masquerading as the real thing. About a month ago, jugs of Log Cabin’s “All Natural Syrup” began showing up in grocery store aisles alongside containers of the real stuff. The product’s jug containers, according to agency officials, are virtually indistinguishable from those favored by Vermont maple producers. And the “all-natural” labeling, says chief of consumer protection Henry Marcqres, might confuse shoppers into thinking they’re getting a sweet deal on the real thing.
MapleSyrupWorld.com, the leading online maple resource, today announced its online store is now ready to serve nutrient-rich Organic Grade B maple syrup. Organic Grade B maple syrup is the staple ingredient in the Master Cleanse Diet, a popular detoxification and weight loss regime practiced by numerous Hollywood celebrities, also called the Lemonade Diet, founded by Stanley Burroughs.
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Vernon's student Vernon is lobbying the popular Farmville social networking game to make its portrayal of the maple syrup industry more realistic. She says the game does not reflect all of the hard work that goes into the trade.
An industry group is arguing that Chinese businesses are bringing honey into the United States illegally, by lying about the product's origin to bypass expensive import tariffs and fees. It's called "honey laundering." If they have a national standard for Parmesan cheese and maple syrup, they can establish one for honey.
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