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Sometimes you just need to find the latest info and news industry-wide, and this is the place to find it. From business management to Washington’s impact you’ll find the latest articles and videos here.

Tal Coley January 29 2020

The beginning of the year means industry meeting and trade show season is in full force. Members of the AmericanHort advocacy team have been on the road the past couple of weeks — visiting with members and partners, listening to the latest concerns from the industry, and presenting on our critical advocacy issues in Washington, D.C.

Director of Government Affairs Tal Coley wa...

Craig Regelbrugge January 29 2020

AmericanHort continues to take a two-prong approach to H-2B reform – to encourage the Department of Homeland Security to immediately release all of the nearly 65,000 additional visas authorized by the December 2019 spending law, and to encourage Congress to pass H-2B reform legislation that permanently addresses the inadequate H-2B cap.

Over a quarter of Senate and House memb...

Laurie-Ann Flanagan January 29 2020

On January 23, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers released a new rule defining the Waters of the United States and clarifying federal authority under the Clean Water Act. While we are reviewing the details of the final rule, we believe the rule will provide much-needed clarity about which water bodies are subject to federal regulation and which will be regulated by states. In addition to th...

AmericanHort Contributor January 20 2020

American businesses are on the threshold of the next presidential election year, and the uncertainty of what’s to come and who assumes office is prompting businesses to ensure they are taking every advantage of the lowest tax rates and highest exemptions available under the current tax code.
 
Being proactive now can ensure that you capitalize on some o...

Tristan Daedalus January 20 2020

The trucking sector has undergone several regulatory changes over the past few years.  Altogether, these changes have made shipping green products slightly more complicated.  AmericanHort has been on the forefront of this fight, working to make the regulatory environment cleare...

Ken Fisher January 17 2020

Welcome to 2020 – a New Year and a New Decade which promises great accomplishment and progress for our industry, our world…and ourselves! 

Like rings on a tree or the deepening lines on my forehead, we mark our time on ...

AmericanHort Contributor January 17 2020

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on healthier lifestyles, kicking bad habits, and ways to increase happiness.  Unfortunately, there’s a tendency to drop resolutions as quickly as they’re started – on average, most don’t make it to January’s end. 
 
K·Coe Isom tax advisors are putting an end to the resolution let-down ...

AmericanHort Contributor January 15 2020

Your digital edition of AmericanHort - 2020 Resource Directory is available now.

Craig Regelbrugge January 14 2020

USDA recently proposed to add new plant taxa to the list of plants regulated as Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis, or NAPPRA. The proposal includes 26 plant taxa as quarantine pests; and all subfamily Bambusoideae (bamboos), all Myrtaceae (to Hawaii), and 43 other plant taxa as potential hosts of quarantine pests. AmericanHort urges all interested in plant breeding and introduction to r...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. January 14 2020

USDA, FDA, and EPA joined forces to launch a unified website for biotechnology regulation as part of an executive order to modernize the regulatory framework for agricultural biotechnology products.

The framework aims to cover the full range of plants, animals, and microorg...

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Joe Baer takes a quick look at Digital Signage trends in retail.

What is SANC? It stands for the Systems Approach to Nursery Certification. Certification of nursery stock for intrastate, interstate, and international shipping has become increasingly challenging for industry and regulatory agencies due to higher shipping volumes, increasing regulated pest pressure, more rigorous shipping requirements, and dwindling resources. The National Plant Board (NPB) is...

Each year, thousands of potentially preventable pesticide exposure incidents are reported that lead to sick days, lost wages and medical bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded by increasing protections for the nation's two million agricultural workers and their families with changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard.

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