S.879 - Maple Tapping Access Program Act

A bill to support State and tribal government efforts to promote research and education related to maple syrup production, natural resource sustainability in the maple syrup industry, market production of maple products, and greater access to lands containing maple trees for maple-sugaring activities, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Maple Tapping Access Program Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to support State and tribal government efforts to promote research and education related to maple syrup production, natural resource sustainability in the maple syrup industry, market production of maple products, and greater access to lands containing maple trees for maple-sugaring activities, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Maple Tapping Access Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to states and tribal governments to promote the domestic maple syrup industry through: (1) promotion of research and education, (2) promotion of natural resource sustainability, (3) market promo

Official Summary

Maple Tapping Access Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to states and tribal governments to promote the domestic maple syrup industry through:
(1) promotion of research and education,
(2) promotion of natural resource sustainability,
(3) market promotion, and
(4) encouragement of owners and operators of privately held land to initiate or expand maple-sugaring activities or to voluntarily make the land available to the public for maple-sugaring activities. Defines \"maple-sugaring\" as the collection of sap from any species of tree in the genus Acer for the purpose of boiling to produce food.

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