COMMERCIAL MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS OF MICHIGAN TRAVEL TO THE CAPITAL TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITEE
Burt Lake, Mich. – Board members, Craig Waldron of Burt Lake and Dan Tassier of Cedarville, traveled to the Lansing Capital this week to give testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding House Bill 4418 – adding maple sap and maple syrup to the list of agricultural commoditiesthat are currently exempt from seasonal weight restrictions on roads. “Having such legislation would create an easier road for our state’s hard-working maple syrup producers by removing a barrier and making it more efficient and less burdensome to produce Michigan-made maple syrup” Rep. Chatfield said. “I believe there is a lot of potential to grow this local industry and strengthen our economy.”
Although Michigan is a minor producer of maple syrup, it does have the potential to expand. The state possesses the trees and has the climate and other attributes that makes it well-suited for increased production.