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June 19, 2013

Schumer supports maple-production legislation

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“Maple production is a growing business in New York, and I am pleased our legislation to assist maple producers is gaining momentum,” Owens said in a statement.

“I remain committed to seeing the House complete its work on the Farm Bill for the benefit of all New York farm interests, whether it’s dairy, apple, maple or other operations.”

Schumer has visited a number of maple farms throughout the state to gain support for this legislation, including the Parker Family Maple Farm in West Chazy.

The North Country, the epicenter of New York’s maple industry, has 70 million potential new taps, Schumer’s release said, and the Tap Act could help bring in an additional $19 million in revenue per year.

Email Joe LoTemplio:jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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