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  • Are foil packs worth it? Cornell researches if there's money in single serve pouches

    Some foil packs come in larger 3.2 oz. sizes with a cap, adding another step to an already cumbersome fill process. These packs sell (empty) for about 16 cents per piece in bulk quantities of 500 units or more. Childs found that after the pouches were f

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  • Maple beverages offer another revenue stream and profit potential

    Roxbury Mountain Maple of Hobart, N.Y. has produced a successful line of maple beverages that were developed by Cornell food experts. Maple beverages could be a huge new profit source for sugarmakers.

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  • Industry leaders ponder the future of maple, supply and demand issues

    Industry leaders discuss the future of maple at the Hyde Park, Vt. maple school in January. From left, Mark Isselhardt of UVM Extension; David Hall of the Quebec Maple Producers Federation; Bruce Bascom of Bascom Maple Farms, Reza Ramazani of St. Michael

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  • Season Update #9: U.S. season over and possibly big; New York esp. huge

    Gideon Mangan of Cabot, Vt. sends a big draw of birch syrup off to the filter press at the Forest Farmers sugarhouse in Marshfield, Vt. on April 30.

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