The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) continues to push away from representing just food companies and announced Thursday (Sept. 26) it will be rebranded as the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), starting January 2020. Read more here.
WI Gov. Evers has scheduled a special election for January 27 to fill outgoing Republican Rep. Sean Duffy’s northern Wisconsin seat in Congress. Meanwhile, a primary — if required — would take place on Dec. 30. The winner of the special election will serve through the end of 2020 and have to run again in […]
All seven former living USDA Secretaries since the Reagan Administration signed a letter – and three joined current Secretary Sonny Perdue at USDA Thursday (September 19) – to urge Congress to approve the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more.
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 […]
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 […]
The MWFPA Annual Sporting Clays Challenge is only a few weeks away! ARE YOU SIGNED UP? You’ll want to be part of this event! The day includes a lunch and closing reception, prizes for best and worst scores, and raffle prizes. It’s a great opportunity to connect with MWFPA members. If you don’t have a […]
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. 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 […]
Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy announced today that he will resign from Congress next month. Duffy, has represented Wisconsin’s 7th district since being elected in 2010, wrote in a Facebook post that he would be stepping down on September 23, citing a desire to spend more time with his family ahead of the upcoming birth of […]
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 […]