Melody Bodette http://wesa.fm en Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees http://wesa.fm/post/vermont-finds-high-tech-ways-sap-more-money-maple-trees In Vermont, maple syrup is growing jobs and allowing farmers to make a profit.<p>When most people imagine maple syrup production, they think of buckets hanging from trees collecting sap. But these days, most of that sap is collected by pipeline and vacuum pumps.<p>Technological advances in the past decade have allowed Vermont's maple syrup producers to triple the number of taps they're putting in maple trees. They're getting twice as much sap per tree, which means more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, doubling in value in just six years.<p>At J.R. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:20:00 +0000 Melody Bodette 7440 at http://wesa.fm Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees