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    Yes, but most likely there is going to be some...

    Yes, but most likely there is going to be some dumb thing that will have to be added to the nutritional label. As mentioned, I just received shipment of personalized labels that will last me 10...
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    Well....I just spent $700 on years worth of...

    Well....I just spent $700 on years worth of labels. I was stalling this to the point that I ran out and I finally decided to reorder. Screw them !!!! My customers will get all of my latest labels...
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    Storing syrup in plastic is not a very good idea...

    Storing syrup in plastic is not a very good idea in my opinion. Were these drums specifically designed for finished maple syrup? Even the so called official plastic drums are not widely used and many...
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    What do you mean the supplier is a you know what?...

    What do you mean the supplier is a you know what? Is this a regular maple equipment supplier?
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    I don't think it will end, it is just getting...

    I don't think it will end, it is just getting started. Will have to admit, have had alot of mixed emotions about the whole tariff issue. Pretty sad though, this country has been gutted of its...
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    It would probably raise prices short term, but...

    It would probably raise prices short term, but then either a.) Production will ramp up in the US which will lead to a surplus, thus dropping prices. b.) As prices rise due to the tax/tariff, end...
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    Whether right or wrong for either side. Speaking...

    Whether right or wrong for either side. Speaking of the commodities market, maple syrup included, the farmer ends up being the one most screwed. Screw the farmer is and has been the norm all of my...
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    I have always heard that if Wisconsin tapped more...

    I have always heard that if Wisconsin tapped more of the trees it'd easily be the #1 producer in the nation. Whether or not that would be true I don't know? Going off that one map, we wouldn't have...
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    Thanks for the explanation, Tim. I have been...

    Thanks for the explanation, Tim. I have been researching about tarriffs lately and have learned alot of good and bad things. From what I have been understanding is that building supplies have gone up...
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    Thanks for the map.....I have seen the traps they...

    Thanks for the map.....I have seen the traps they hang out near my house, in fact, someone has been hanging one up in the ditch adjacent to our farm for the last 10 years or so. Looks like we are a...
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    I don't think its fake news and this would be...

    I don't think its fake news and this would be much more than "politics", someone is just trying to blow smoke again! With 50% of the Canadian syrup getting exported to the US, (feel free to correct...
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    With that being said, what year was this?...

    With that being said, what year was this? Assuming that it was this year, many had a pretty rough time making any dark syrup no matter what you did.
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    In no way do I mean this to be a bad thing. I...

    In no way do I mean this to be a bad thing. I have never seen or heard of any insect infestation in Wisconsin. Is there something about the northeast that attracts them? I know they spray for gypsy...
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    I don't have a cell phone. Is there anything that...

    I don't have a cell phone. Is there anything that would work for me to get the info to the home computer? One woods has electric available, but am 1 1/2 miles away, the other has no electric, but is...
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    I know what your talking about.....my north woods...

    I know what your talking about.....my north woods of 275 taps ran the least this year that I have ever seen it. The sugar was higher on the north (the sugar was higher in all the woods however). No...
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    Thanks! I did not state the obvious to pat myself...

    Thanks! I did not state the obvious to pat myself on the back! I replied to jmayerl as to what "normal" would be for my woods. I often am reluctant to say what I make b/c some think I'm full of @%&*....
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    Actually, 2/3 to 3/4 gallon per tap is "normal"...

    Actually, 2/3 to 3/4 gallon per tap is "normal" for me.
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    Not sure where this will lead if I were to answer...

    Not sure where this will lead if I were to answer your question?.........
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    Hard to believe nobody else had any issues with...

    Hard to believe nobody else had any issues with these? They all need to go in the trash!! Still pulling taps and flushing lines. I had these pop out multiple times some of them. After spending...
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    Yes, after I wrote the previous......it dawned on...

    Yes, after I wrote the previous......it dawned on me about what the big box stores are doing behind the scenes. With that being said, there was another post earlier in the year about the exchange...
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    Very much truth to that, but the packers made out...

    Very much truth to that, but the packers made out pretty well the past 3-4 years by acquiring syrup much cheaper and not dropping their prices accordingly.
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    Do you know why stainless welding took so long to...

    Do you know why stainless welding took so long to establish itself? I mean wasn't that technology around for the last 100 years? When the bulk dairy tanks got going in the 50's, stainless welding was...
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    If your state does not require and carry out...

    If your state does not require and carry out inspections (the state is the ones carrying out the FDA inspections in most cases), then the odds of you getting inspected are next to nil! I cannot...
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    So help me understand.....Vermont has their own...

    So help me understand.....Vermont has their own "organic" syrup classification? I thought the new grading system was meant to standardize everyone, and do away with individuality if you will? What is...
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    This is what I have always said, could never...

    This is what I have always said, could never figure out how Vermont could build such a image and not have to be inspected?? We must be inspected to sell to a packer in Wisconsin. I think its just a...
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