On Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-TX) introduced the long-awaited Farm Bill that includes reauthorization of SNAP. FMI has worked with the committee over the past several months on retailer provisions in the bill. FMI successfully got language included in the base bill that would prohibit state contractors from charging retailers any processing fees. This would create a permanent fix to the temporary one included in the recently passed omnibus. In addition to the fees language, FMI was able to get retailer store-level redemption data privacy provisions also included in the bill. The privacy protections are included in the requirement for the USDA Secretary to gather SNAP sales data and provide a bi-annual aggregated report to Congress on what is being purchased with benefits.Read More
Yearly Archives: 2018
Is It Time To Rethink Your Energy Purchasing Strategy? Some businesses and not-for-profits in Maine, look for a fixed price solution that allows for budget certainty. While others look for a flexible solution that lets them take advantage of market opportunities while still maintaining budget security.
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In partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Maine, MGFPA members can now manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions. Visit Constellation’s Maine micro-website to learn more.Read More
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