Lawmakers’ support sought for new maple gradingThe Associated Press | February 14,2013WESTFIELD — Vermont lawmakers are once again considering whether the state should adopt a new international grading system designed to help consumers when they buy maple syrup.
The grades were designed by the International Maple Syrup Institute.
All syrup sold at retail would carry a Grade A label, followed by a color and flavor descriptor. From lightest to darkest these new grades would be: golden color and delicate taste; amber color and rich taste; dark color and robust taste; very dark color and strong taste.
The state Agriculture Agency and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association back the changes. The agency is seeking support from the Vermont Legislature in the form of a resolution endorsing the changes.MORE IN This Just InTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: America's feet getting bigger than ever, and Americans keep jamming their feet into small sized shoes. Wake up, America! 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full StoryRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Vanessa Williams resigns from Miss America pageant after Bob Guccione publishes nude photos of her in Penthouse magazine and Hefner takes the high road; on this day in 1995, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp discover a new comet. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic, historic and epigrammatic data... Full Story
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