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S.879: Maple Tapping Access Program Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2013
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Bill 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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.