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    Default 2016 NHMPA Summer Meeting

    WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2015
    WHERE: Fadden’s Sugar House, North Woodstock, NH
    TIME: 9:00
    Welcome from Jim Fadden
    Business Meeting
    Dean MacFarland of Northwood Sugarworks, Northwood, NH Manufacturer of the Lunchbox Releaser
    Clayton Christie, Maple Expert Solutions, Henniker, NH Manufacturer of Maple RO's w/ up to 16" membranes
    Key Note Speaker - US Senator Kelly Ayotte, Legislation Effecting the Maple Industry
    Lunch
    BBQ chicken pieces glazed with Pig’s Ear Maple BBQ Sauce
    Maple smoked Sausage from North Country Smoke House Subs with onions and peppers
    Locally grown burgers from PT Farms with Woodstock Inn’s Pig’s Ear cheddar
    Hot dogs - Assorted salads - Chips - Corn on the cob
    Maple Apple cake and fresh whipped cream for dessert

    Professor Pamela Templer and Dr Scott Bailey from Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

    Member's meals can be purchased in advance for $5/person, or $15 at the door. Checks to be made out to NHMPA and mailed to Bruce Treat, 3 Hop Kiln Road, Bow, NH 03304.

    Directions to Fadden’s Sugar House:
    Take Exit 32 off I-93
    Travel West on Route 112 for a ˝ mile
    Turn right at the light onto US Route 3
    Go 500 feet and the sugar house is on left
    Free municipal parking directly across from General Store (right side of road)
    Bruce Treat
    750 Sugar Maple Taps
    5/16 & 3/16 w/ .225 Spiles
    H2O Innovation RO
    2X6 Grimm w/ Preheater & Blower
    Bow, New Hampshire

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    I would love to go, close by, but why in an election year, do you have to have a politician pander to us? NO THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManMaple View Post
    I would love to go, close by, but why in an election year, do you have to have a politician pander to us? NO THANKS!
    X2 on that. I am interested in the other speakers, but have no desire to listen to a desperate politician speak at a maple meeting.

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    Because Gentlemen, we need to look at the big picture for a change and Senator Shaheen wasn't available on the available dates.



    (Washington, DC) - A bipartisan coalition led by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced an amendment to an appropriations package currently under Senate consideration to cut a wasteful spending practice under the broken U.S. sugar program. The Sugar Reform and Taxpayer Protection Amendment would specifically ban the practice of taxpayer dollars going to extremely large, multi-million dollar sugar processors through a program that has already cost taxpayers more than $250 million in the last year alone. The bipartisan amendment is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), Dan Coats (R-IN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

    "Our country's broken sugar program is forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for a sweet deal to a select group of sugar growers and processors," Senator Shaheen said. "We cannot afford to stay on this path, and our bipartisan plan would cut the wasteful practice of giving out taxpayer loans to extremely large companies. I've been pushing these reforms for years and it's time Congress finally acts."

    "I have long advocated for reform of the government's wasteful sugar program, which harms food manufacturers, kills jobs, and forces American households to pay higher costs to feed their families," Senator Toomey said. "Congress can and should rein in our flawed sugar policies. As a first step, let's stop using taxpayer funds on the indefensible sugar program."

    "The government shouldn't be spending millions of dollars propping up the sugar industry, which drives up consumer costs and leaves taxpayers on the hook for loan forfeitures," Senator Ayotte said. "Our common sense measure would end wasteful government subsidies to large sugar processors and protect Americans from bearing the cost of inflated sugar prices."

    "This bipartisan amendment would help tackle the long-overdue and necessary reforms to the federal government's sugar program, which drives up costs for American consumers and businesses," Senator Collins said. "Eliminating these loans for the largest sugar processors would go a long way in protecting taxpayers."

    "As our national debt soars, Congress cannot continue to throw money at a broken sugar program," Senator Portman said. "We simply cannot afford to waste taxpayers' hard-earned dollars on a program that increases costs for consumers and hurts job growth, and I urge Congress to act quickly to pass these cost-saving reforms."

    The amendment introduced by Shaheen would eliminate unnecessary federal loans to a select group of sugar processors whose revenues from sugar exceed $300 million a year. The amendment would prevent taxpayer money from going to extremely large sugar processors and reduce the cost of future taxpayer bailouts of the sugar industry, which cost more than $250 million last year alone. In total, the federal sugar program has cost consumers and businesses an estimated $14 billion since 2008, and 127,000 jobs have been lost in sugar-using industries between 1997 and 2011.
    Bruce Treat
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    5/16 & 3/16 w/ .225 Spiles
    H2O Innovation RO
    2X6 Grimm w/ Preheater & Blower
    Bow, New Hampshire

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    That would be good to hear as long as she only talked about the subject at hand and not turn it into mudslinging election campaign.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
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    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

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    Well that legisislation would be a good start.......might just gave to go.....
    Salisbury Sugarworks,,Parker Rowe, and friends
    Salisbury, N.H.
    1988 taps in 09
    over 2500 on vac in 2010
    no buckets in 2010
    2815 taps in 2011
    shooting for 3000 in 2012
    4000 taps? In 2014
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    Bruce Treat
    750 Sugar Maple Taps
    5/16 & 3/16 w/ .225 Spiles
    H2O Innovation RO
    2X6 Grimm w/ Preheater & Blower
    Bow, New Hampshire

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    nice ... hope Kelly stayed on topic. Looks like a good turn out.
    Eric Johnson
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    1400 taps in 2013
    2.5 x 8 CDL pellet arch and Smokey Lake pans
    Lapierre 600 RO
    Member of Andover/Salisbury Maplehaulics anonymous
    www.tuckermtn.com
    pALS

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