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Government impacts business. And it impacts horticulture businesses in ways that it may not understand until its too late. That's why our team on Capital Hill exists to share the industry's voice and keep you informed of exactly what's happening as soon as -- if not before -- it does. The Washington Impact newsletter and briefings are exactly what you need to stay abreast of what Uncle Sam is up to.

AmericanHort Contributor September 15 2016

In 2015, Craig Regelbrugge celebrated his 25th year of service to our great industry.  

Craig Regelbrugge September 15 2016

On September 13, the Washington DC-based Center for Global Development unveiled a new blueprint for

Davi Bowen September 15 2016

AmericanHort and a coalition of other organizations that represent seasonal employers have been meeting with House Ways and Means Committee members over the past few weeks to encourage the committee to

Craig Regelbrugge September 15 2016

With growing concern over the looming December 1 effective date for the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, AmericanHort and grassroots allies joined on

Chris Schulte September 15 2016

On August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that

Craig Regelbrugge September 15 2016

AmericanHort and grassroots partners have generated several hundred messages to Congress urging renewal of the “H-2B returning worker exemption” which is set to expire Septembe...

Craig Regelbrugge September 15 2016

The Senate is working to finalize the details of a stopgap spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, to keep the government funded through December 9. Without...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 01 2016

Botrytis is considered to be one of the most serious diseases threatening crop production. This airborne pathogen can infect over 240 plant species worldwide. Often called gray mold, the most common causal agent is Botrytis cinerea; however, several other species of Botrytis are known to be problematic. Only aboveground plant parts are susceptible; roots are not.
 
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Craig Regelbrugge September 01 2016

Congress returns just after Labor Day for its last few weeks of legislative business before the elections. The main focus will be on passing a short-term spending fix to keep the government running until Congres...

Ed Overdevest August 12 2016

As an industry, and as a nation, we face an immigration reform process that has evolved into a frustrating stalemate – a conundrum that outside observers would best describe as insane. Adding to the irrationality is the political reality that, for many, this continuing dilemma is best left unsolved – because it serves as a convenience… a “convenience of insanity.”...

Quarterly webinars, exclusively available to AmericanHort Premium Members, provide the latest information in DC on pressing issues for our industry, led by AmericanHort’s Industry Advocacy & Research Team. 

Presenters: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President - Industry Advocacy & Research, Jill Calabro Ph.D., Science & Research Programs Director, and Ta...

Quarterly webinars, exclusively available to AmericanHort Premium Members, provide the latest information in DC on pressing issues for our industry, led by AmericanHort’s Industry Advocacy & Research Team. 

Presenters: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President - Industry Advocacy & Research & Tal Coley, Director of Government Affairs

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance in the landscape industry, and particularly with labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program. AmericanHort will moderate a presentation by WHD officials, who will provide an overview of the nation-wide initiative, relevant laws, common violations, and resource...

The first webinar of our brand-new series: Quarterly Advocacy Brief - An Advocacy Update on Workforce Development and the ABC's of H2A featuring Chris Schulte, CJ-Lake LLC, and Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort

Part one of the webinar will provide a brief but comprehensive update on our advocacy for labor relief - H-2A visa reform, more ...

In this segment of Charlie's Angle, Charlie clarifies a couple of things from his mid-year economic outlook webinar and emphasizes that there is still time to make strategic investments in your business before the next economic downturn. These investments can be technology-related, of course, and what makes ...

In May 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final final rule doubling the salary level for "white collar" employees exempt from overtime pay, as well as the role of the overtime exemption for agricultural workers. We will discuss efforts to block the new overtime rule and possible strategies for employers to comply with the rule when it takes effect on December 1, 2016. From the...