Category Archives: Latest News

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising H-2A Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration has issued a final rule revising certain aspects of the H-2A program that will allow agricultural employers to advertise for domestic workers online rather than in a newspaper before they turn to foreign guest workers. The final rule, effective on Oct.21, changes the labor market […]

WI DNR Begins PFAS Rulemaking

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce reports that the WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun the rulemaking process to regulate PFOA/PFOS in groundwater, surface water and drinking water. Governor Evers approved all three scope statements and the Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules ordered Secretary-Designee Preston Cole to hold a preliminary public hearing […]

Register Now For MWFPA’s OSHA 10-Hour Training

MWFPA’s OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Course is now taking registrations.  Those interested can register on-line here.  Class size is limited so don’t delay! The course, being held December 2-3, 2019 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI, will cover an array of topics designed to satisfy educational requirements. The four elective courses […]

WI Gov. Evers Orders DNR To Set PFAS Limits

WI Gov. Tony Evers expanded efforts to limit the amount of some common hazardous chemicals in state waters. The Democratic governor directed the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)to begin drafting standards for the amount of highly fluorinated compounds known as PFAS allowed in surface, ground and drinking water. The directive marked the second time […]

MWFPA Convention First Round Booth Selections Complete

The first round of booth placements for the 2019 MWFPA Annual Convention and Expo to be held December 3-5 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI has been completed. Exhibitor registrations continue to roll in, so if you plan on exhibiting, now is the time to reserve your space! This show […]

Partnership Presents Food Energy Forum

Food industry engineers and managers will be among the many who will benefit from the upcoming Food Energy Forum to be conducted on September 19, 2019 at the corporate offices of Miron Construction in Neenah, Wi. in partnership with Focus on Energy and the Midwest Food Products Association. Titled Energy Optimization Strategies for the Food […]

USMCA Would Give Illinois A Lift

Crain’s Chicago Business says that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have a real opportunity to transform North American trade by passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and give Illinois businesses a lift. This new agreement, which will soon be before Congress, would modernize and strengthen free trade with our biggest export markets, Canada and Mexico, and […]