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Owens introduces measure to assist maple syrup producers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, has introduced legislation to expand and promote the maple syrup industry. The bill, and others he introduced making it easier for farmers to get loans and dropping an inspection requirement for bulk apples going to Canada, are needed because Congress failed to pass a new farm bill last year, Owens said Friday. “It’s to make sure they are included in the 2013 farm bill discussions. It’s a way to highlight ...

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