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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 […]

Labor Department Opens Public Comment On Proposed Changes to H-2A

Public comment is open until Sept. 24 on proposed changes to H-2A foreign guest worker regulations. In a 489-page rule change proposal, the U.S. Department of Labor has suggested altering the H-2A program to require employers to apply electronically, encourage digital signatures and allow staggered start-dates for visiting employees on single applications, according to a […]

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 – […]