CLFP Insider
September 6, 2018
Registration for Food Processing Expo 2019 opens Friday, September 28, while exhibitor registration is currently open. The Expo, the largest event of its kind in California, will be held February 12-13 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Expo is produced by CLFP, which recently announced its lineup of Expo educational workshops, offering something for everyone in California’s food processing industry.
Applications are now being accepted for CLFP’s 2018-19 Member Scholarship Program. The program is open to all eligible CLFP Processor and Supplier Host Council member employees and their dependents. Applications must be postmarked by September 21. Pictured here is scholarship recipient Andrew Lazar with CLFP board member Burt Fleischer of the Hilmar Cheese Company.
Enjoy a day of camaraderie and fun, while raising funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program at CLFP’s Annual Supplier Host Council Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, October 26, at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. This popular, annual event helps raise funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program. The registration deadline is October 4.
Registration is open for CLFP’s Fall Board of Directors Meeting to be held Thursday, October 25, at the Hilton in Stockton. The meeting will feature a new one-day format and also will be held for the first time the day before CLFP’s Annual Supplier Host Council Golf Tournament. The meeting is open to all CLFP board of directors members.
The CLFP Fall Agricultural Production Committee Meeting will be held Friday, November 2, at UC Merced.
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Capitol News
The last day for the California Legislature to send bills to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk was August 31, when the Legislature wrapped up its two-year session. Several bills were considered in the final days and hours of the legislative session that had significant implications on energy rates, labor costs and solid waste requirements for California’s food processing industry. Following is a recap of those bills.
How the New Revenue Recognition Standard Impacts Food Companies
Moss Adams LLP
Revenue Recognition is a change that may have far-reaching effects on a food company’s financial reporting and internal control systems. This insight highlights the key areas food and beverage companies should consider when implementing the new revenue recognition standard.
All food companies will need to revisit their financial statements and consider any necessary enhancements to meet the new standard.
Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program will provide domestic commodity vendors a FREE, live, interactive training webinar for the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) System. Recurring one-hour training sessions will focus on new user administrative activities such as necessary browser settings, how to receive procurement notifications, and creating plants, shipping points, users and other activities. The sessions will also demonstrate the bidding process, including the online and export/import options.
New Members
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