Monthly Archives: July 2019

Labor Department Opens Public Comment On Proposed Changes to H-2A

Public comment is open until Sept. 24 on proposed changes to H-2A foreign guest worker regulations. In a 489-page rule change proposal, the U.S. Department of Labor has suggested altering the H-2A program to require employers to apply electronically, encourage digital signatures and allow staggered start-dates for visiting employees on single applications, according to a […]

Water Quality Coalition Submits Comments on WI Chemical Standards

The Wisconsin Water Quality Coalition, a group of non-profit organizations, industry partners, and trade associations of which MWFPA is a member, has submitted a letter and supporting comments to the Department of Health Services in response to its extremely restrictive recommended standards for two PFAS compounds – PFOA and PFOS. Unfortunately, The Governor only afforded interested stakeholders a one-day […]

USDA Plans To Release Hemp Regulations In August

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it is aiming to release its “Interim Final Rule” for the establishment of a domestic hemp production program in August of 2019. Specifically, the timetable states “08/00/19.” According to the notice, “This action will initiate a new part 990 establishing rules and regulations for the domestic […]

WI Gov. Evers Signs State Budget–With Some Vetoes

WI Gov. Tony Evers signed the state’s budget into law today after issuing a few dozen line-item vetoes. The action came after the GOP-controlled Legislature approved the $81 billion spending plan last week, sending it to the governor’s desk. Among the items he struck from the bill was the plan requiring the Department of Transportation […]