Tribe Banks on Syrup for Sweet Relief from Poverty

An American Indian tribe is hoping that sweet success with a maple syrup operation in the woods of Maine will help to counter soaring joblessness and poverty.

The Passamaquoddy tribe has big plans for the operation that’s starting up with nearly 3,000 taps. The tribe intends to expand over the next three years to 60,000 taps. There’s room for even more, if the tribe chooses to expand.

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