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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.

Craig Regelbrugge September 24 2019

We are sad to report that Irma Bodil Orum, 88, died the morning of Sunday, September 22, 2019, at The Danish Home of Chicago, where she had been a resident for over six years.

As was detailed in her obituary, Irma was born in Chicago on March 4, 1931, the daughter of Danish immigrants Carl and Katrine Hertzmann. She studied at Wilbur Wright College and began her business administra...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 24 2019

The AmericanHort advocacy team has recently been drawing attention to the 2018 Farm Bill’s inadvertent elimination of language granting the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to waive a statutory requirement for participating entities to contribute matching funds when participating in the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI). The lack of waiver authority has undermined the ver...

Craig Regelbrugge September 24 2019

On September 19, the House of Representatives passed a temporary spending measure to fund the federal government through November 21. The Senate is expected to pass the measure next week.

Senate Democrats and Republicans, however, remain deeply divided over many appropriations bills, making it more likely that Congress will pass a second year-long continuing resolution later this f...

Tristan Daedalus September 24 2019

An intimate dining experience at Washington, D.C.’s Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão marked the first in a new tradition at AmericanHort— a premier event bringing together our most dedicated advocates in the horticulture industry with elected officials who consistently show support for the nee...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 24 2019

Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of EPA, was an honored keynote speaker at the AmericanHort Impact Washington Summit. Wheeler did not disappoint. He gave an information-packed presentation that highlighted recent EPA accomplishments relevant to the environmental horticulture industry.

Wheeler spoke of the decision to rescind the 2015 version of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) ...

Tal Coley September 24 2019

Over 175 Congressional offices received a visit from Impact Washington Summit attendees last week, hearing directly from the horticulture industry on key issues such as labor reform, transportation, and research funding.

With over one hundred attendees and more than two dozen states represented at the conference, attendees not only met in Capitol Hill offices but also heard first-h...

AmericanHort Contributor September 09 2019

By: Mary Beth Cowardin, Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement, AmericanHort, MaryBethC@AmericanHort.org 

AmericanHort is pleased to announce an expanded service agreement with K·Coe&n...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 06 2019

It’s common knowledge that certain bacteria can make people sick, but did you know that bacteria can cause plant diseases as well? They most certainly do! The first bacterial pathogen to be identified was anthrax, a disease affecting sheep and cattle, in 1876. Shortly after that, the first bacterial plant disease was confirmed – fire blight on apples and pears.
 
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Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 04 2019

The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it will quarantine areas in California, Texas, and Louisiana for citrus greening after positive samples were confirmed in those areas.

The expanded areas include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in California, Kleberg, Kenedy, and Webb Counties in Texas, and Plaquemines and S...

Craig Regelbrugge September 04 2019

As Congress returns from the August recess, AmericanHort, our allies in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, and seasonal employers across the country are sending Senate Appropriations Committee leaders a letter asking that they include helpful H-2B provisions in the Senate version of the Fiscal 2020 Department of Homeland Security and Labor funding bills. We expect to the Senate Appropriations Com...