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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 […]

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 – […]

WI Assembly Passes State Budget

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly has passed the state budget. The two-year spending plan approved by the Assembly on Tuesday now heads to the Senate,  where its fate is less certain. Republicans hold a 19-14 advantage in the senior chamber, where 17 votes are needed for passage. But two senators already announced they would vote […]

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 […]