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H.Res. 992: Recognizing the contribution and importance of maple syrup producers and their families in the State of New Hampshire and supporting the designation of March 19 and 20, 2022, as “New Hampshire Maple Weekend”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 18, 2022 (Introduced).


IV

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 992

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2022

(for himself and Ms. Kuster) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the contribution and importance of maple syrup producers and their families in the State of New Hampshire and supporting the designation of March 19 and 20, 2022, as New Hampshire Maple Weekend.

Whereas New Hampshire celebrates Maple Month during the month of March;

Whereas the art of making sugar and syrup from the sap of the maple tree was developed by Native Americans of the Northeastern United States;

Whereas maple syrup production has been a part of New Hampshire culture and history for more than 300 years;

Whereas New Hampshire maple syrup production happens every spring for a 4-to-6 week period, when temperatures drop below freezing at night and rise above freezing during the day and sap is collected from sugar maples and boiled down into syrup;

Whereas there are more than 350 maple syrup producers in New Hampshire;

Whereas New Hampshire produces more than 130,000 gallons of maple syrup annually;

Whereas maple syrup generates more than $8,000,000 for the New Hampshire economy;

Whereas New Hampshire was the seventh largest producer of maple syrup in the United States in 2021; and

Whereas, on March 19 and 20, 2022, New Hampshire maple producers will host Maple Weekend: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes the contribution and importance of maple syrup producers and their families in the State of New Hampshire; and

(2)

supports the designation of New Hampshire Maple Weekend.