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AG Labor-Immigration Bill Set For Mark Up

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, is expected to be marked up in congressional committee on Wednesday.  The lead authors are subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.). It currently has 46 cosponsors (22 Republicans) and has the support of House Agricultural Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. The legislation generally allows undocumented workers […]

Just A Reminder To MWFPA Convention Exhibitors

MWFPA Convention Exhibitors: Just a couple of reminders … • If you haven’t already done so, book your room now in order to get the discounted rate. • Place your order now with Valley Expo for electrical, supplies and other services. • Please verify your booth location by referring to the Floor Plan and Exhibitor […]

FDA Continues FSMA Enforcement Discretion For Certain Co-Manufacturers

The FDA will be continuing its enforcement discretion policy for compliance with certain FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supply-chain program requirements applicable to receiving facilities that are co-manufacturers. Three of the rules created to implement FSMA – Preventive Controls for Human Foods, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs – […]

MN Ag Department To Hold Hemp Listening Sessions

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be holding three listening sessions around the state to gather input on Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program. Currently, the MDA is drafting a state plan to submit to USDA to manage hemp regulations in Minnesota. The department is also beginning expedited rulemaking that will outline specifics of the state’s […]

MWFPA Processor Member Lodi Canning Featured In The News

Recently, MWFPA Processor Member Lodi Canning was featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As you are aware, Lodi Canning is a family-owned business and a long standing member of the Association. The company bills itself as the only single-plant privately owned cannery in Wisconsin and its niche is canned cream-style corn. Company […]

MWFPA Convention Offers Premier Industry Speakers, Topics

Whether you are a production manager, in the purchasing department, part of HR, an engineer, or the CEO, MWFPA’s 115th Annual Convention has educational programming for you! This year’s convention includes informative breakout sessions with expert speakers with real world experience covering numerous topics from groundwater discharge, Blockchain, and pest control, to cyber security and […]

FDA Delays Enforcement Of New Nutrition Label By 6 Months

The FDA recently announced that it does not intend to take enforcement actions on new nutrition labeling requirements for the first six months following the January 1, 2020 compliance date for businesses with more than $10 million in annual food sales. The FDA recently added a statement to its “Industry Resources on the Changes to […]

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 […]