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Weather Hasn't Hurt Vermont's Sugaring Season

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Sugarmakers in Vermont say early warm weather in March did not have a negative impact on the sugaring season.
Sugarmakers were initially concerned that an early start to the season would also spell an early end, but a return of cold weather prolonged the sugaring season.

Matt Gordon, executive director of the Vermont Sugar Makers' Association, tells The Times Argus that sugarmakers are actually reporting significantly higher yields than last year.

Burr Morse, owner of Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier, says his farm more than doubled his 2014 output.

Gordon says the only negative feedback he's received so far is that there's a shortage of barrels and drums to put the syrup in.

Agency of Agriculture officials say Vermont produces 1.3 million gallons of maple syrup annually.

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