Friday, August 31, 2012

The Farmer-Owned Reserve of Maple Syrup

Back in the days of the Carter administration the big deal was the "farmer-owned reserve", which was a variation on Secretary Wallace's (of New Deal days) idea of the "ever-normal granary", which he traced back to the Bible and the 7 fat years etc..

Turns out the Canadian maple syrup producers have much the same idea as described in this short Treehugger post.  The point is to smooth out the supply fluctuations due to the weather in order to maintain stable prices.

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