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State making changes to maple syrup labels

Daniel Powell and his 9-year-old grandson Willy Cano, both of Gilboa, look at Brodies Sugar Bush Maple Syrup at the Schoharie County Maple Festival at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds in April 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Daniel Powell and his 9-year-old grandson Willy Cano, both of Gilboa, look at Brodies Sugar Bush Maple Syrup at the Schoharie County Maple Festival at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds in April 2012.
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New York state is its own isolated world of syrup production with its own language and measurement system, according to maple industry expert Stephen Childs, but that’s begun to change. Thanks to some recent changes by the state Department of Agriculture, the New York maple scene is about to go international. “We’ve always had our own grading system,” he said, “and Vermont had their own grading system. Canada had theirs.” He was in the woods ...


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