Bill would recognize maple in Massachusetts

On November 2 the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight heard testimony on H3735, An Act Providing for the Annual Observance of the Month of March as Massachusetts Maple Month and Designating Pure Massachusetts Maple Syrup as the Official Sweetener of the Commonwealth. MMPA submitted testimony in favor of the bill on behalf of our members (you can see it here), but elected officials need to hear from you that this matters to your business.

To help the bill along, sugarmakers should call or email their representatives and senators and tell them why it’s important to them. Let them know, in your own words, the importance of maple sugaring to your family and your community, and why the state should recognize the historical, economic, and environmental contributions of the maple industry in Massachusetts. If you’re not sure who your representative is, you can find out at

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