October 31, 2018

Thank You 2018 MWFPA Convention Sponsors 
(as of 10/31/18)
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 FDA PESTICIDE MONITORING PROGRAM SHOWS CONSUMER FEARS UNFOUNDED 
FDA
A survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) shows some consumers have significant concerns about how raw materials are processed and food and beverage products are formulated. The F.D.A.'s Pesticide Residue Monitoring program clearly demonstrates some of those fears are unfounded.
 
Read more from FoodBusinessNews here.  
 
NEW FEDERAL WAGE & HOUR COMPLIANCE TOOL AVAILABLE
Imagine having a compliance assistance toolkit that could help you navigate the sometimes hard to understand landscape of federal wage and hour laws.   
Click here and download your free kit today!   
 
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HOW TO COMBAT OPIOID ABUSE IN YOUR WORKPLACE
Unlike gun violence, deaths from opioids are often not dramatic. Individual cases rarely make it to the evening news and it may even be underreported. 
 
Click here to read an important analysis from Charles Palmer, partner & sub-practice leader, workplace safety & health, at MWFPA member Michael Best, about opioids in the workplace and what steps you as an employer can take to combat the crisis. 
 
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DEMOCRATS HOPE "WAVE" HELPS THEM
MAKE SIGNIFICANT GAINS    
Democratic Donkey With less than a week until Election Day, Democrats remain hopeful a midterm wave will sweep them into power in the U.S. House, Senate or both.
 
Political forecasters have been searching for any and every clue as to the ultimate outcome of the election during President Trump's first midterm in office. 
 
In addition to the congressional elections, there are 36 governorships and 87 state legislative chambers up for election and the stakes could not be higher.
 
GOP Elephant There is a substantial amount of information to track so MWFPA has compiled a Midterm Elections Preview which looks at the political climate and state of play in key MWFPA House, Senate and state races.
 
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SENECA'S PALMBY, RED GOLD'S SMITH
APPOINTED TO USDA PANEL
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointments of Paul Palmby, chief operating officer at Seneca Foods Corp and Steve Smith, director of agriculture at Red Gold, Inc., to the recently reestablished Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC).
 
The newly-appointed members will serve up to two years beginning immediately and ending March 26, 2020.
 
Congratulations to Paul and Steve from everyone at MWFPA!  
 
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DEADLINE APPROACHING: SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
MEMBERS WE CAN USE YOUR HELP! The November 18 deadline for submission of items to the MWFPA convention's silent auction is fast approaching.  The auction assists in raising money for the MWFPA Scholarship Fund.
 
Last year's auction allowed us to award $17,000 in MWFPA Scholarships to the children of MWFPA members in 2018.
 
Items on our donation wish list incl ude: 
  • Sports Tickets
  • Golf Items/Sporting Goods
  • Experiencial Donations
  • Electronics
  • Gift Cards 
  • Cash Contributions
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING! Click here for more info.
 
 
SHOOTERS BATTLE WINDY CONDITIONS AT 
SPORTING CLAYS CHALLENGE
 
Despite gusty winds that treated flying clay targets like Frisbees, the clay shooting stations were popping at MWFPA's sporting clay challenge held on October 11 at the Caribou Gun Club in Le Sueur, MN.  
 
 
  
MWFPA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
 
A warm welcome to our new members! MWFPA has many things to offer its members and we look forward to serving you. 
 
Check them out here:   NEW MEMBERS

MARK  YOUR CALENDAR: EVENTS YOU 
DON'T TO  WANT TO MISS
MWFPA EVENTS:
November 27 - 29, 2018MWFPA 114th Annual Convention and 91st Processing Crops Conference.  Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI.  REGISTER HERE 
 
May 29-30, 2019MWFPA Spring Summit & Scramble.  Trappers Turn Golf Course, Wisconsin Dells, WI. 
 
OTHER INDUSTRY EVENTS:
November 27 - December 6, 2019:  UW-Extension Soil, Water & Nutrient Meetings.  Receive research updates in the field of soil, water and nutrient management at various locations around the state of WI.  For more details, see:
 
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MEMBERS ONLY: CHECK OUT MWFPA'S CUSTOMIZED PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE
The Midwest Food Products Association is pleased to provide its members with access to an exclusive insurance program that is written specifically for our industry through Hays Companies.
 
Learn more about what the MWFPA Insurance Program can do for you by visiting the program's website:
 https://mwfpa.haysprograms.com/

Or contact: Brad Van Swol at: bvanswol@hayscompanies.com;  Phone: (414) 290-3581.  Kathy Yoss at: kyoss@hayscompanies.com Phone: (414) 259-8405.
 
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