H.R.1275 - Maple Tapping Access Program Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 03/30/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||04/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture .|
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Summary: H.R.1275 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/30/2011)
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.