State Affairs

FMI’s state government relations department provides FMI member companies and state association executives with support to manage the wide range of state public policy challenges that impact the food industry.  FMI's state staff provides resources and information, hosts a series of informative regional meetings and helps build broad industry coalitions to mobilize members and other key players to respond to state and local policy initiatives of importance to our members. FMI also engages in grassroots activity to give our members the opportunity to participate in the legislative process.

Get the latest state issues updates on the State Affairs blog

MacManus Award 2015     DSC_0535


Congratulations to our 2015 Donald H. MacManus Award winners, Ron Fong and Keri Askew Bailey of the California Grocers Association. 

State Issue Resources

State Issue Papers 
Current legislative charts, statutes, talking points, and strategies are available for a wide variety of issues including: SNAP, gift cards, Main Street Fairness, Multi-Purse Co-Branded Benefit Cards, and item and unit pricing. (Updated 9-20-12)  

State Legislative Outlook (2015)
FMI and its members annually compile information on priority state issues for the current legislative session to provide members with insights on the likelihood of passage for proposed legislation.
FMI StateTrac and iStateLink
FMI's 50-state legislative tracking services. These services allow you to create customized legislative reports focused on our industry's priority issues in your state and region.

State Legislative & Regulatory Toolkits

FMI State Affairs toolkits on legislative and regulatory issues.

FMI Cyber Security Information Page 
FMI's information and resources page on cyber security. Learn about industry best practices for avoiding data theft and access links to more in depth reports. 


FMI State Association Council and state resources links.
The FMI Wine Study: The Economic Impact of Allowing Shoppers to Purchase Wine in Food Stores 

FMI has compiled research on the economic impact of allowing wine to be sold in food stores. The time has come for states to remove barriers and enable food retailers to create more jobs in local communities, help consumers reduce their daily travel needs, and provide new sources of revenues for overburdened state and local budgets.