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The horticulture supply chain is as varied and unique as the number of plant cultivars. In the Knowledge Center, resources and information are tagged by industry segments to help you get exactly what you need quickly -- and lead you to information you didn't know existed until now.

Laurie-Ann Flanagan June 17 2020

We expect the President to issue an order within days that will place new restrictions on nonimmigrant visa programs. President Trump’s April 22 Proclamation called on the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor to review current temporary worker program and to recommend “measures appropriate to stimulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and emp...

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

Unrooted annual, perennial, and even some woody plant cuttings produced in growing operations outside the U.S. have become very important to the U.S. horticulture supply chain. In recent years, roughly two billion such cuttings have been imported to be finished here. But the cuttings are highly perishable, and any delays in the import process can lead to diminished quality or even product lo...

Tal Coley June 17 2020

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration released further regulations on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last week. The latest release focused on measures included in the PPP Flexibility Act, which was signed into law on June 5th.

The interim final rule codified some of the changes that were made with additional guidance to be released at a later date. Some k...

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

USDA recently published implementation details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Relief is now available to many crop and livestock producers, but USDA has not yet included nursery and floriculture crops for direct payment relief for COVID-19-induced losses falling during the period January 15 – April 15, 2020.

Nursery and floriculture crop growers hoping to...

AmericanHort Contributor June 08 2020

The Foundation of Everything

By Nancy Hintz, Senior Human Capital Advisor at BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group
 
Take a step back and look at your company. Do the people seem genuine? Do you feel as though they are making significant progress in reaching the organization’s goals and ambitions? Do you believe in your people, your pro...

AmericanHort Contributor June 08 2020

By: Rick Alaniz, Alaniz Law & Associates

Continued Layoffs

Over the past eight weeks or so we have seen millions of employees furloughed or laid off as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across our country. Job losses occurred in almost all industries, including employers big and small. The hospitality industry had 83% of employers conductin...

Jennifer Gray June 03 2020

The Horticultural Research Institute has created a new web-based series featuring key research findings that help environmental horticulture businesses grow. The series is called tHRIve and aims to do just that: help the industry flourish. These web-based offerings cover research that is directly funded by HRI as well as federally funded research. New content will ...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. June 03 2020

In response to public request for additional time, EPA announced that the comment period for the proposed interim decisions for five neonicotinoids has been extended by 30 days. Comments will now be accepted until June 18, 2020. The proposed interim decisions were released originally on Ja...

Tal Coley June 03 2020

The House passed a bill last week that would provide elements of flexibility for loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), addressing some of the key complaints with the program since inception. The appropriately named Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act passed by an overw...

Tal Coley June 03 2020

The Treasury Department finally released long-awaited details on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), releasing two interim final rules on Friday evening before Memorial Day Weekend. The rules address requirements for loan forgiveness as well as outlining PPP loan review procedures and related borrower and lender responsibilities.

Of interest is the loan forg...