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The 2018 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference

| Jan. 4, 2018

The 2018 New York State Maple Conference Friday evening program will feature two great options starting at 5:30.

One option is a show and tell on making maple cream on various kinds of equipment and comparing the results.

The second will feature Brad Gillian, president of Leader Evaporator, explaining the IMSI social media initiative and its power to enhance maple marketing. MORE ]

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Innovators speak at Federation's annual general meeting

Submitted | Dec. 28, 2017

On November 22 and 23, the Federation held its annual general meeting in Lévis, on the south shore of Quebec City, where the IMSI meeting was also held this year.

This year during the conferences, the Federation wanted to underline the innovative aspects of our sector and to promote the entrepreneurship of the maple syrup producers. MORE ]

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Late October storm pounded Vermont sugarmakers

Paul Post | Dec. 21, 2017

Bob White says some parts of his property looks like it was used for an Air Force bombing range.

A half-mile away, Dave Davis thought a locomotive was coming through his house, which shook violently from sustained high winds that reached up to 80 mph.

They’'re among the scores of northern Vermont maple producers still digging out, clearing away downed trees, and trying to assess damage from a severe storm that ripped through their area the night of Sunday, Oct. 29. MORE ]

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Hubbell Award goes to sugarmaker Dale Moser

| Dec. 12, 2017

Dale Moser of Beaver Falls, N.Y. was awarded the Hubbell Award by the New York State Maple Producers Association on Aug. 15. Moser is active in maple sugaring where he works with his three sons, Don, Jake and Bryan.

Moser’s Maple has been in continuous operation since 1970 and at one time Dale ran a Small Brothers Maple Dealership till the Mid 80’s. MORE ]

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Joe Orefice takes reins of Cornell’s research forest

Paul Post | Dec. 12, 2017

Joe Orefice doesn’t have a closet big enough for all the different hats he wears.

That’s the favorite part of his job as new director of the Cornell Uihlein Maple Research Forest in Lake Placid, N.Y.

“I like the education aspect, the actual hands-on production aspect, and I like conducting research that has a tangible outcome people can use to make things better,” he said. “I’m always doing something different. I could never just do research.” MORE ]

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Storm takes toll on some Vermont sugarmakers

Paul Post | Nov. 17, 2017

Bob White says some parts of his property looks like it was used for an Air Force bombing range.

A half-mile away, Dave Davis thought a locomotive was coming through his house, which shook violently from sustained high winds that reached up to 80 mph.

They’'re among the scores of northern Vermont maple producers still digging out, clearing away downed trees, and trying to assess damage from a severe storm that ripped through their area the night of Sunday, Oct. 29. MORE ]

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Come on out to Lake Erie Maple Expo

| Nov. 10, 2017

It is hard to believe that it has been six years since the first Lake Erie Maple Expo. The LEME has grown from a few hundred attendees to over 500 in attendance last year. When the Expo started it was a Saturday only show. Over the years the Workshop Series was added on Friday. It has now expanded to 8 workshops giving the producers a wide variety of topics to choose from. MORE ]

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A sweet legacy for Vermont’s King of Maple

Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Agency of Agriculture | Nov. 1, 2017

January 1984.

The King of Pop had the number one song and the King of Maple was just beginning his career at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

Henry Marckres began inspecting products like apples, potatoes and strawberries and let’s not forget eggs. To become a certified egg grader, the training meant candling 5,000 eggs per day for more than a month.

An “egg-stroidnary” career was underway. MORE ]