Vermont’s familiar maple syrup grade names are about to fall by the wayside, replaced by a set of uniform international grades that advocates say will make it easier for consumers to understand what they’re buying.
all know the highest grade of maple syrup is called "Vermont Fancy." But that’s not what other states and Canadian
provinces call their top quality syrup. That’s
why, for the first time, a
standardized set of grades is being proposed for producers everywhere.
House report on climate change says two of Vermont’s iconic industries are in trouble: winter sports and
maple sugaring. As
winters get warmer, the New
England forest will change.
And if greenhouse gas emissions stay high, the study warns that the prime area
for maple production will shift north into Canada.