Manufacturing to Shift Focus to Stability and Resilience? Plus, here's what Rep. Collin Peterson had to say about government aid to the ag industry. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Price is Nice but Transparent is Ascendant

Based on a recent survey of more than 140 manufacturing executives, B2B law firm Foley & Lardner LLP predicts a shift in focus from "low costs and lean inventory to one that prioritizes stability and resilience."

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4 Sanitation Strategies to Help Manufacturers Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

A year ago, if someone called into work sick, the biggest problem was finding someone to replace their shift. But, with continued concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, finding shift coverage when an employee needs to miss work is just the beginning. 

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New Hiring App Focuses on Manufacturing, Retail Jobs

Sisters Deborah Gladney and Angela Muhwezi-Hall recently launched the QuickHire app that was designed to be similar to a dating app: Users swipe left or right on job postings in their area. 

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By the Numbers

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That's how many plant-based food processors now call Licking County, Ohio, home. A total of 20 businesses sit inside the Heath, Ohio-based 350-acre industrial park of the Licking County Port Authority. Heath receives 2% of the $118 million of income tax generated by the site.

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"I spent 20 years of my life trying to get government out of this business. It feels like we're kind of back to where we used to be. We don't have any money. None of this is adding to our baseline. It's pretty clear these plants are not going to be able to run at the level they were. We're probably going to have higher prices. We need plants and farmers to be profitable."

— Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., speaking during the virtual Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit on Sept. 21, regarding ag aid provided by the Trump administration, which he noted has essentially changed direction on the philosophy of government assistance to agriculture.  (Progressive Farmer)

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Glenn Valley Foods’ Quick Release Steak Stands Tall Against the Competition

The meat processing company is taking its "Flat Steak Challenge" directly to restaurant owners to demonstrate how its Quick Release Philly steak cooks faster, therefore increasing profitability. 

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Product Spotlight

General Mills to Release Elf Cereal for the Holidays

According to Buddy the Elf, there are four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. The last one inspired General Mills’ new Elf cereal, which is made of maple-flavored corn puffs and green and red marshmallows. 

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How a Menu Manufacturing Company is Taking on the Pandemic

Scott Tartaglia, president of Rochester, N.Y.-based H. Risch Inc., found innovative ways to use the company's core product, such as for sneeze guards for schools and board rooms.

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