Tariffs 101 and What They Mean for the Industry

Making Sense of the Headlines:
Courtesy of the Food Marketing Institute
It is hard to turn on today’s news without hearing about the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on a host of imports.  These tariffs are often presented as black and white – either a necessary adjustment or taxes that will sink the economy.
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Say YES to that First Job: Labor Dept. Offers Information on Youth Employment While In-School

AUGUSTA — Maine Departments of Labor (MDOL) and Education (DOE) launched the Youth Employment and the Steps to Success Initiative (YES) earlier this year to create awareness around the reciprocal benefits of youth employment and to help address the state’s workforce needs in this era of historically-low unemployment rate and tight labor market. The Department of Labor is offering youth-employment reminders for minors in the workplace, students, parents, and employers.

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Sept. 19th – Recipe to Market (One Day Intensive) Event

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, 9am-3:30pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
$50.00 (lunch included)

Thinking about starting a food business in Maine?
Learn all the ins and outs to go from concept to success in this full day deep dive into starting a food business.

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Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Grocer, Associate Vendor & Food Producer of the Year!

Awarded annually these prestigious honors are given to members who meet the highest standards of excellence. These include contributions to the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, community service, business excellence in providing a positive workplace, increased sales, contributions to the food industry through legislative or educational activities, and a commitment to furthering opportunities for other Maine businesses.

NOMINATE A BUSINESS TODAY!

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US Farm Bill Awaits Compromise in Committee

The House is now in recess for the next five weeks, while the Senate will continue to work during parts of August.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appointed himself to the Farm Bill Conferees (committee) and noting a commitment to complete the bill by Labor Day, well before Sept. 30th. President Trump tweeted in support of SNAP work requirements. There is much to be done in committee with the varying House & Senate bill differences. A comparison is available per request.
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