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AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

Last week, co-chairs Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA-4) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA-16) announced the reorganization of the Specialty Crop Caucus. The role of the Caucus is to educate other members on the issues that specialty crop growers and processors face and advocate for policies that support this important segment of agriculture. Specialty crops include things like fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nur...

AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

Meetings are up, but the jury’s still out. That’s the best way to sum up the ongoing immigration negotiations in the Senate and House. In the Senate, four Democrats and four Republicans continue negotiating a bill. A separate negotiation is underway on to the agricultural provisions of a bill, with leadership from Senators Feinstein (CA), Rubio (FL), Bennet (CO), and Hatch (UT). ANLA is deeply ...

Joe Bischoff March 05 2013

One year ago the industry was reeling from the appearance of Boxwood Blight in our nurseries and landscape. One year later, armed with $500,000 in research funding, what are we starting to learn about this disease and the future of Boxwood in the American landscape?

Introduction: A year of accomplishment
Drs. Joe Bischoff of ANLA and Cristi Palmer of IR-4 ...

AmericanHort Contributor February 27 2013

On February 26, ANLA hosted a member webinar on the Affordable Care Act. The law is extraordinarily complicated, with some regulations still in the development stages. Business owners cannot yet see the pricing of insurance products in the market and on the government-run exchanges. Still, there is no time like the present to begin to assess what the law might mean, especially to larger employe...

AmericanHort Contributor February 27 2013

Last week ANLA, and some of our Lighthouse Program state association partners, signed onto a letter, in support of the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA), H.R. 612. The letter was delivered to Rep. Ribble (R-WI) and Rep. Michaud (D-ME), two co-sponsors of the bill, who are on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The original letter, drafted by the National Potat...

AmericanHort Contributor February 27 2013

Today (Thursday, February 28) you can take one small, quick, yet important step to support meaningful Congressional action on immigration reform. How? Simply place a call to the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, to thank him and encourage his continued leadership in the Congressional push to modernize America’s immigration system. 

  Sen. Rubio (R-FL) has become part of the “Gang of Eight...

AmericanHort Contributor February 20 2013

ANLA members may register now to participate in a “Surviving Obamacare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act” webinar.  The webinar will be held Tuesday, February 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.  It will feature issue experts John Satagaj, who serves as president of the Small Business Legislative Council and legal consultant to ANLA; as well as Lynn Jacquez, with ANLA’s labor an...

AmericanHort Contributor February 20 2013

Late last week U.S. Senate Democrats drafted a bill designed to delay, by ten months, the deep cuts scheduled to begin on March 1st, as a result of the sequester. The $110 billion bill would be split 50/50 with half from spending cuts and half from new revenue. The revenue would come from a Buffet-like rule that would place a 30% minimum tax on those with an adjusted gross annual income of more...

AmericanHort Contributor February 13 2013

Of the nineteen centers included in the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN), seventeen would likely not survive without the $5 million of federal funding that have been provided yearly through the Farm Bill since the beginning of the Network in 2009. Last year, as the U.S. Senate and House were putting together their versions of a new Farm Bill support for the NCPN was strong. With an eye towar...

AmericanHort Contributor February 13 2013

As the immigration reform debate in Congress heats up, a group of faith, law enforcement and business leaders officially kicked off the “Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform” (BBB) network on February 11. This national network resulted from two years of alliance-building between conservative faith, law enforcement and business leadership in the Mountain West, Midwest and Southeast...

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...

Are you a greenhouse grower who ships to the Canadian market? If so, you should learn about the newly revised U.S. – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program, or GCP for short. The GCP can make exporting easier for participating growers by allowing them to ship with a special sticker rather than having to get and pay for an inspection and phytosanitary certificate for each a...

This stacked panel of experts will plunge into the current and potential application of exciting new technologies showing promise in automating and innovating the management of nursery stock, and other environments including arboretums and forest stands. New technologies explored during this seminar include drone-based observation and sampling, canopy robotics, and a variety of radio-frequen...

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...

Do you want to have more control when it comes to the plants you’re growing? Learn and discuss Identifying and problem-solving issues with your plants, best practices to force plants to flower, fruit, start growing – or stop. In addition, learn how to manage the flavor of your plants via nutrients, lighting, and other environmental factors

Presented by Scott Carrus on...

Take 20 minutes to learn some tips and tricks that take some stress out of poinsettia season from interior plantscaper, Vicky Cate, Evergreen Interiors.

Presented on October 17, 2018

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. 

Presented on 9/13/2018 by: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President - Industry Advocacy & Research & Tal Coley, Director of Government Affairs

In any given year, about 1 in 10 employees will come to work high or drunk. Do you have a system in place to detect and respond to intoxicated or high workers? In this session, attendees will learn the latest laws and regulations regarding accommodating medical marijuana, handling employee use of prescription opioids (especially when they may operate machinery), and drug tests.
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Review a case study at UC Davis researching nutrient use in container grown crops. This project has received funding from the Horticultural Research Institute. 
 

Presenters: Lorence Oki and Bruno Pitton, UC Davis