Member Resources

2022-23 Member Directory & Buyers’ Guide

2021 Annual Report

Member Education Presentations

A Recipe for Success- Training Pays – May 20, 2021   

Elements of a Great Leader – May 6, 2021  (Requires passcode to access: intRAtrain@1)

What Can Field Service Automation Do For You – April 22, 2021 

Sanitation Preventive Controls in Food Sanitation – April 8, 2021 

The Evolution of Cyber Risk – March 25, 2021 

New Emerging Risks, Increased Scrutiny on Compliance, Historic Claims: Where Do We Go From Here? – March 11, 2021 

My Brain Made Me Do It – February 25, 2021 (Scan QR code below to access presentation)

How to Increase Sales & Improve Customer Service – February 11, 2021

Accident Investigation – January 12, 2021

Preparing for Covid-19 Vaccine: Employer Considerations – December 21, 2020

All Things Energy for MWFPA Members – December 9, 2020

MWFPA Summit 2020 Presentations – December 2, 2020

Welcome & Keynote Introduction

Being Your Best During Your Organization’s Worst Days (Keynote)

Safety as a System

EEO Compliance in the Age of Covid

Federal/State Regulations & Issues Update

Water Policy Update for Food Processors

Optimal Production Scheduling

Covid Impacts & Opportunities for Food Processing (Panel Discussion)

Safety & Scholarship Award Winners

Legislative Updates

Minnesota Legislative Update

The 2019 regular Legislative Session adjourned on Monday, May 20th at midnight just after the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate Majority Leader agreed to a global budget deal. However, details regarding specific appropriations and consequential policy items were far from complete when the global budget deal was announced. The unfinished business spilled over into the next three days in the form of closed door meetings between the Governor, the Speaker, and the Senate Majority Leader to hash out the details before culminating in a marathon 21-hour Special Session.

Among the bills passed and the budget’s provisions are a number of interest to the food manufacturing sector.  They are addressed in this report for members only.

Illinois Legislative Update

May 31, 2019 marked the conclusion of Illinois’ 2019 regular legislative session.  This session was dominated by single-party control handed to Democrats during the 2018 elections by the election of Governor JB Pritzker and super-majorities in each legislative house.



Illinois Industry Profile

In 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available from the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois ranked second nationally for food manufacturing when measured by value of shipments. With $45.2 billion in shipments, the state ranked only behind California.

Minnesota Industry Profile

In 2016 Minnesota ranked among the top ten states in the nation with $27.2 billion in manufactured food shipments. Food manufacturing is the state’s largest manufacturing industry as measured by value of shipments, ahead of computer and electronics manufacturing and machinery manufacturing.

Wisconsin Industry Profile

With more than $43 billion in food shipments in 2016, Wisconsin trails only Illinois and California as the top food manufacturing state in the nation.  Within Wisconsin, food manufacturing ranks as the state’s number one manufacturing industry when measured by value of shipments.