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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is welcomed by North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas at Parker Family Maple Farm in West Chazy. Schumer was in the North Country to promote the Maple Tap Act, which would provide USDA grants to help tap more maple trees on privately held lands. He hopes to have the act included in the upcoming Farm Bill, which needs to be passed by September.