Monthly Archives: October 2019

MN’s Mahoney Will Not Seek Reelection

MN State Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL-St. Paul) has announced he will retire at the end of his current term. First elected in 1998, Mahoney, a retired pipefitter, served on many jobs-related committees throughout his tenure, including as the current chair of the House Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division. He sponsored the wage-theft law that […]

“Blackhawk Down” Army Ranger Thomas To Keynote MWFPA Convention

Former Army Ranger Keni Thomas will be among the keynote speakers at MWFPA’s 115th annual convention, December 3-5 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The highly successful movie “Blackhawk Down” was based on Thomas and his Army company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia where he and his fellow Rangers distinguished themselves […]

Lawmakers Reveal H-2A Visa And Ag Labor Reform Package Today

According to POLITICO, House lawmakers today will unveil a bipartisan ag labor package that would offer a path to legalization for farmworkers and expand the H-2A visa program for foreign labor. It’s a long shot for passage, but the sponsors are hoping their approach garners support from both parties as well as agriculture and labor […]

Last Chance For Exhibitors To Register For 2019 MWFPA Convention

Register and sponsor now for the MWFPA Convention and Expo to be in the printed program and the new 2019 MWFPA Convention App! DO YOU HAVE YOUR BOOTH? It’s getting down to the wire. Our convention program is already going to the printer this week. We don’t want you to miss getting your company name […]

WI Bills Changing Nut Milk, Plant-Based Meat Labels To Be Heard

The WI State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions has a public hearing today on bills that would change how the state defines milk, dairy and meat products. Under the proposal, foods like almond milk and plant-based hamburgers would no longer be able to market themselves as a kind of milk or meat. […]

DNR Board Expected to Vote On WI PFAS Scope Statements

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (DNR) is expected to vote today on scope statements to address PFAS chemicals. The proposed rules would set some of the strictest standards in the country for PFOA and PFOS in groundwater . Based on initial compliance cost estimates prepared by the DNR last September, industry, local governments and ultimately […]

Leinenkugel To Address MWFPA Annual Convention

Leinenkugel Brewing Company President and Chief Beer Merchant, Dick Leinenkugel, will deliver a keynote address to the MWFPA annual convention in Wisconsin Dells, WI on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. Leinenkugel has spent 21 years with the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, as District Sales Manager, Chain Account Manager and VP – […]

Gov. Evers Sets Date For WI’s 7th District Special Election

WI Gov. Tony Evers announced the rescheduled dates for the election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in September. The primary will take place Tuesday, February 18 followed by the general election Tuesday, May 12. A conflict between state and federal election laws required the governor to change the […]

Del Monte, Hormel Join Amazon In World Food Day Effort

World Food Day is Wednesday, Oct. 16 and celebrates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. For food manufactures it is an opportunity to raise awareness of hunger. This year Kellogg’s, Del Monte and Hormel Foods are hosting an online food drive in collaboration with Amazon. The food […]

FDA Launches the FDA-TRACK: Food Safety Dashboard To Track FSMA Progress

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a Food Safety Dashboard designed to track the impact of the seven foundational rules of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), measure their progress, and help the agency to continue to refine their implementation. The dashboard is available as part of the FDA-TRACK program, the […]