Monthly Archives: November 2018

MWFPA Convention Comes To An End, Next Year’s Scheduled For Dec. 3-5

Another MWFPA convention has come and gone – filled with networking, fun, and memory making moments. It’s all a great prelude to MWFPA’s 115th Annual Convention to be held December 3-5, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. It will be an event you won’t want to miss. Thanks to all our exhibitors […]

Are You Ready For The MWFPA Convention?

It’s almost here!  Are you ready? The MWFPA Annual Convention and Processing Crops Conference represents one of the largest food trade events in the Midwest and will be taking place November 27-29 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  It provides an incomparable environment for networking and sharing best practices with […]


Remember, the MWFPA Silent Auction to raise money for the MWFPA Scholarship Fund will be held on Wednesday evening, November 28th, during the Chairman’s Reception – 5 p.m.- 7p.m. Bring your checkbook or credit card. We’ve got some great items on which to bid. A&K Development American International Tooling American Structures, Inc. Ardagh Group BIWER […]

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Elected GOP House Leader For Next Congress

House Republicans have elected California Republican Kevin McCarthy as minority leader for the next Congress. McCarthy, who currently serves as House majority leader, defeated Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan by a vote of 159 to 43, according to NBC News’ Alex Moe — meaning McCarthy’s win was not unanimous. McCarthy will succeed Paul Ryan as […]

MN State House Republicans Keep Daudt, Gazelka As Leaders

Republicans in the Minnesota House have selected Kurt Daudt as their new minority leader. Daudt served as House Speaker the past four years while Republicans were in charge.  The recent election flipped control of the House to Democrats who  will have a 75-59 advantage, pending a recount in District 5A. Senate Republicans unanimously re-elected Sen. […]

U.S., Mexico, Canada Ministers To Sign Trade Pact Nov. 30

According to Reuters, cabinet ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Nov. 30. The deal will be signed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters at an event in Mexico City. Argentina is hosting the G20 international forum for governments and central […]

Labor Department Announces H-2A Ag Worker Changes

Proposed changes to the H-2B and H-2A temporary worker visa programs aimed at modernizing and streamlining the recruitment process were announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) November 8. The H-2A program allows employers to higher foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill positions for agricultural work they are unable to secure domestic […]

WI Senate GOP, Dems Name Leadership

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald has been re-elected as the Wisconsin State Senate’s majority leader running unopposed for the position he’s held since 2011. Senator Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) was elected to the role of assistant majority leader replacing Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), who previously held the position and who on Tuesday lost her bid to […]

Hortman Becomes Speaker Of Minnesota House

House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) was chosen Thursday by her fellow DFL caucus members to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Hortman, who has held several leadership roles during her time in the House, including assistant majority leader and minority whip, told gathered news media she was not challenged for the […]