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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...

AmericanHort Contributor February 13 2013

As the next big fiscal deadline draws near, Members of Congress of both parties are testing the waters of public sentiment and considering options for the scheduled deep federal spending cuts known as “sequestration.” The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) now calculates that sequestration will require an annual reduction of roughly 5 percent for nondefense discretionary government programs ...

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

HRI hosted another successful member and donor reception at MANTS in January. Bob Dolibois was recognized for his 21 years of service as ANLA Executive Vice President.   We wish Bob continued success as he enters into retirement and pursues other endeavors. Donations were made in honor of the Dolibois Family throughout 2012 and at the reception.  We extend our sincere appreciation to ...

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

Robert Couch of Dayton Bag and Burlap, Dayton, OH began his term as HRI President for 2013. The HRI leadership welcomes Jon Reelhorn of Belmont Nursery, Fresno, California as the newest member of the HRI Executive Committee.

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

HRI raised $15,000 from green industry members and the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association in 2012 in support of Boxwood Blight research. These funds were distributed to Drs. Kelly L. Ivors at North Carolina State University and James LaMondia at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Research Foundation, Inc. Dr. LaMondia will also receive FY2013 funding through the HRI competi...

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

HRI continues to dedicate time and effort to supporting the research needs of the green industry community.  Through the donor supported competitive grants program, HRI has selected 12 research projects and 7 scholarships to receive funding totaling $306,000 in 2013. Of the $306,000, $21,000 will be awarded to student scholarships, HRI’s highest level of scholarship funding to date. ...

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

On January 25, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin.

The president appointed three people to the National Labor Relations Board last January and sa...

AmericanHort Contributor February 11 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reintroduced last year’s Senate-passed farm bill and said it is a top priority for Senate action. The Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (S.2340) on June 21, 2012. The House Agriculture Committee followed suit by passing its own version of the farm bill last year, but the measure was not brought to the house floor for a vote. Both versi...

This panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from garden center owners on their experience using the financial metrics discussed in the Industry Insider Report: Garden Retail Profitability like pricing...

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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