Monthly Archives: June 2019

Friday/Weckel Scholarship Award Winners Announced!

MWFPA has selected six candidates to receive Friday/Weckel scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each recipient will receive $1,500. The winners are as follows: Carlton A. Friday Scholarship Award 1. Madeline Melby -UW River Falls 2. Miranda Arndt- UW River Falls 3. Jordan McLane- UW Platteville Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship Award 1. Virginia Lee – […]

MWFPA Convention & Trade Show Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

Exhibitors, reserve your booth now for MWFPA’s 15th Annual Convention and Trade Show, being held in the newly expanded Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI, December 3-5, 2019. The Kalahari expansion will more than double the size of the current convention center, from about 100,000 square feet to 212,000 square feet insuring that our […]

Mexico’s Senate Ratifies USMCA Amid Trump Tariff Cease-Fire

Mexico’s Senate ratified a North American trade deal with the U.S. and Canada, becoming the first to do so amid a truce reached with President Donald Trump over an unrelated tariff threat. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – which was designed as a substitute for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – sailed through the […]

WI Budget Committee Completes Work, Plan Heads To Legislature

The WI Legislature’s powerful Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has finished its work on the 2019-21 state budget .  The spending plan now heads to each house of the state legislature–Assembly first, then Senate–for consideration before heading to Gov. Evers desk. The Committee capped off its deliberations by inserting a GOP tax cut plan into […]

US Trade Rep Urges Passage Of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and US-China trade negotiations emerged as the focal points as US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer faced questions yesterday from the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, echoing his Tuesday session before a Senate panel. Recently, MWFPA joined numerous agribusiness and manufacturing trade associations endorsing USMCA and urging its swift adoption […]

President Signs Executive Order Streamlining Approvals for GMO Crops

President Trump signed an executive order recently directing federal agencies to ease rules for approving genetically modified crops and other agricultural biotechnology. The order noted the importance of biotechnology on the nation’s food supply and agricultural needs and supports a long-time goal of Trump’s support of loosening restrictions on the use of genetically-modified crops and […]

Cannabis Situation Still Looks Foggy For Food

At a time when some say the CBD market is poised for explosive growth, the food, beverage and agriculture industries may face issues similar to ones dealt with in other plant-based foods: mycotoxin and other crop quality concerns, interstate commerce and reliable ingredient suppliers in addition to food safety issues. Read more about the foggy […]

Ratify USMCA, MWFPA & 900+ Farm, Food Groups Tell Congress

MWFPA joined more than 900 food and agriculture companies and associations today in requesting the U.S. Senate and House leadership to move quickly to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Signatories noted that, “USMCA will benefit the U.S. agriculture and food industry while providing consumers a more abundant supply of high-quality, safe food at affordable prices […]