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USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Coronavirus

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers...
Food Supply

FDA, OSHA Release COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Food Industry

The American Fruit & Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition (AFVPGC) and the Michael Best Strategies (MBS) Food & Agriculture Team, working closely...
Food Supply

USDA & FDA to Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic

USDA and FDA announced this week a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing, to...
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Michael Best Strategies Secures $3 Million to Redevelop Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Building

Michael Best Strategies was hard at work during the last few months in Wisconsin to secure budget items for clients as the state budget...
New Laws

A Look at Illinois’ New Laws

July 1 not only marks the beginning of the new fiscal year, it is also the effective date for a number of new Illinois...
Illinois Gaming

Illinois Gaming Expansion

After several years of discussion of gaming expansion in Illinois – especially for casino expansion – the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker have...
Washington, D.C. Open House for Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
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The Push for Tobacco 21 in Wisconsin

Raising the Minimum Tobacco Age As the trend of raising the minimum age to buy tobacco continues nationwide, support for similar measures is gaining traction...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...
Food Waste Facts

The Food Waste Challenge

The United States enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. Yet, one in eight or 41 million Americans are food...