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Vermont hopes syrup grade changes will sweeten sales

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Would fancy grade maple syrup by any other name taste as sweet?

Vermont lawmakers are wrestling with that question as they consider whether to drop the state's traditional maple syrup-labeling system in favor of an international one. Vermont is the No. 1 maple syrup producer in the United States.

Gone would be labels such as fancy, grade A medium amber and grade B. In their place would be several types sharing a grade A label, with descriptive phrases added.

The changes could be made unilaterally by the state Agency of Agriculture, but it has asked for backing in the form of a legislative resolution. The state Senate last week passed the measure and sent it to the House.

 

 
 


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