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Hugh Newton inspects a vacuum pump system in his sugarbush near Parishville.
Hugh Newton inspects a vacuum pump system in his sugarbush near Parishville.

Maple syrup: a mud season harvest

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The pails are up and the sap is flowing. Weather plays a large part in the making of maple syrup. Last year's early spring ended the syrup production season abruptly in some parts of the state. Entering this year's maple syrup season, which usually runs from early March to mid-April, maple producers are eager to put last year behind them. Todd Moe spoke with a couple of syrup producers who say conditions are ideal for the start of the North Country's sweetest season.

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Newton also uses traditional buckets to collect sap.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

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