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Syrup By Any Other Name...
Wednesday, 11/30/99
Vermont lawmakers are wrestling with the question of whether to drop the state's traditional maple syrup-labeling system in favor of an international one.
VPR News
Maple Producers To Weigh In On New Grade Names
Tuesday, 10/09/12
By Steve Zind
We all know the highest grade of maple syrup is called "Vermont Fancy."  But that's not what other states and Canadian provinces call their top quality syrup. That's why, for the first time, a standardized set of grades is being proposed for producers everywhere.  
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VPR News
Standardized Syrup Grades Considered
Monday, 10/08/12
Vermont is considering joining with other syrup-producing states and Canadian provinces in adopting a standard grading system for maple syrup.
VPR News
Remaking The Grade?
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Sugarmakers and maple lovers are invited to attend one of three public meetings around Vermont to discuss proposed changes to the maple grading system.
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Maple Syrup Production Down With Warm Weather
Monday, 03/19/12
A year after breaking Vermont's decades-old record for maple syrup production, syrup makers are predicting a less-than-stellar output this year with unseasonably warm weather during the peak of the sugaring season.
VPR News
Rutland High School Incorporates Maple Sugaring Into Classes
Wednesday, 03/14/12
By Nina Keck
Rutland High School students are taking what they're learning about maple sugaring and applying it to everything from music and social studies to math.
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Sugarmakers, Earlier Than Usual, Reflect On Their Craft
Tuesday, 02/28/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermonters never tire of maple syrup. And with such a warm winter, many sugarmakers in Vermont are following their instincts and beginning to produce their product ahead of schedule.
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Department Of Agriculture Announces Aid To Maple Syrup Producers
Thursday, 12/01/11
By Neal Charnoff
Grants from the Rural Energy For America Program will be used by maple syrup producers to make their operations more energy efficient, utilizing reverse osmosis technology.
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Maple Season Is Running Late, But Experts Expect Good Year
Saturday, 04/02/11
By Susan Keese
Despite the late-season snowstorm, the sap is running again in maple trees around the state. A recent cold snap shut down many sugaring operations for about ten days, causing some Vermont maple syrup producers to worry about this year's crop. But maple experts say the 2011 season could be a very good one.
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VPR News
A Primer On Maple Flavor
Monday, 03/14/11
By Jane Lindholm
A maple specialist for the Vermont Department of Agriculture shares his thoughts on what distinguishes one jar of maple syrup from another.
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The VPR Table
The VPR Table: Church of the North Woods
Friday, 03/11/11
On this week's VPR Table, we'll explore Vermont's rural sugaring tradition.
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