Midwest Food Products Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade organization representing food processors involved with the processing of vegetables, poultry & meat products, fruits, snacks, pickles, sauerkraut and a variety of other food items for consumers and other food manufacturers.

Lobbying Interests:
Agriculture; food safety; registration fees; vegetable trade practices. Environmental: stream reclassification; high capacity wells; sprayfields; thermal standards (NR102 & 104); iron and manganese groundwater limits; groundwater regulation. Business/commerce: family/medical leave. Labor: migrant labor matters; rest requirements. Transportation: trucking; weight limits; farm equipment movement; food trade practices; tort reform; high capacity wells; tax issues.

CEO Name:
Jason Culotta
President

Contact
JC
Jason Culotta
4600 American Parkway, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 255-9946
(608) 255-9838
jason.culotta@mwfpa.org
http://www.mwfpa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 75
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 718
Assembly Bill 718
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 882
Assembly Bill 882
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/21/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 892
Assembly Bill 892
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 948
Assembly Bill 948
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of farming implements at death. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 987
Assembly Bill 987
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 82
Senate Bill 82
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 354
Senate Bill 354
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 677
Senate Bill 677
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/9/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 753
Senate Bill 753
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 827
Senate Bill 827
Relating to: grants for dairy exports promotion and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 207

For
Notification Date
1/21/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 838
Senate Bill 838
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 842
Senate Bill 842
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 893
Senate Bill 893
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of farming implements at death. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 201

For
Notification Date
1/31/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agriculture Development Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agriculture Development Services

Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance

Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Workforce Development: Workforce Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Workforce Development

Notification Date
5/25/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Scope Statement
SS 029_21
Other
Notification Date
12/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Scope Statement
SS 030_21
Other
Notification Date
12/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to ch. NR 811, Wis. Adm. Code, to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 811, Wis. Adm. Code, to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution
Scope Statement
SS 037_21
Other
Notification Date
12/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revisions to chapters NR 102, 106, 205, and 207, and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s water quality antidegradation policy and procedures
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to chapters NR 102, 106, 205, and 207, and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s water quality antidegradation policy and procedures
Scope Statement
SS 051_21
Other
Notification Date
12/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

COVID-19 protections for migrant workers
Agency Name
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
Subject
COVID-19 protections for migrant workers
Scope Statement
SS 003_22
None
Notification Date
1/31/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Migrant labor
Agency Name
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
Subject
Migrant labor
Scope Statement
SS 004_22
None
Notification Date
1/31/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Proposed revisions to ch. PSC 118, Renewable Resource Credit Tracking Program
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)
Subject
Proposed revisions to ch. PSC 118, Renewable Resource Credit Tracking Program
Scope Statement
SS 012_19
For
Notification Date
6/1/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Paul Palmby appointment to ATCP Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Paul Palmby appointment to ATCP Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Cottage foods standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cottage foods standards

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

EmR2109 extension - migrant worker Covid health measures
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
EmR2109 extension - migrant worker Covid health measures

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/20/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Peer Review of Groundwater Standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Peer Review of Groundwater Standards

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/20/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson's Confirmation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson's Confirmation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/24/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

NR 214 land application site permits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 214 land application site permits

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/11/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

legislation to eliminate the business personal property tax.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation to eliminate the business personal property tax.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Emergency Rule 2045, including changes to NR 159
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Emergency Rule 2045, including changes to NR 159

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Covid-19 response and communication
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Covid-19 response and communication

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Covid liability protections
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Covid liability protections

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$12,080.00
2021
July - December
$15,782.00
2022
January - June
$16,653.67
Total $44,515.67
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
24.00
2021
July - December
9.00
2022
January - June
25.00
Total 58.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
64.00
2021
July - December
79.00
2022
January - June
70.00
Total 213.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
21 %
2021
July - December
11 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
8 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
8 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
24 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
11 %
2022
January - June
14 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
12 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
8 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
37 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
11 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
11 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
22 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
28 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
18 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
8 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures