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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.

AmericanHort Contributor August 07 2013

Sure, what Washington does has an impact on you and your business. Yet, the good news is that what you do can have an impact on Washington! That is truer this August than usual, as Congress is home and members of the House of Representatives are closely listening to what voters and constituents have to say regarding immigration reform.

ANLA vice president for government relations,...

AmericanHort Contributor August 07 2013

USDA-APHIS recently announced a late 2013 launch of a new electronic Lacey Act Plant and Plant Product Declaration (PPQ Form 505) submission tool. This online tool called the Lacey Act Web Governance System (LAWGS) will allow filers to submit Lacey Act Declarations electronically without needing to mail in a paper declaration. The LAWGS tool is intended to assist importers who are currently f...

AmericanHort Contributor August 05 2013

AmericanHort Contributor August 05 2013

Farm Bill Update
The House continues to struggle through the process of passing a comprehensive Farm Bill. Without a new Farm Bill signed into law by October 1st the already extended 2008 Farm Bill will expire and the farm policy provisions would revert to the 1949 law ­ an outcome that our industry and most other agriculture groups wo...

AmericanHort Contributor August 02 2013

Immigration Update and Why Are We Fighting?
Sure, what Washington does has an impact on you and your business. Yet, the good news is that what you do can have an impact on Washington! That is truer this August than usual, as Congress is home and members of the House of Representatives are closely listening to what voters and constituents h...

AmericanHort Contributor August 02 2013

Responding to the industry’s growing concerns about Rose Rosette Disease, ANLA has launched the website www.roserosettedisease.com. The website will act as a one-stop resource for growers, landscapers, extension agents, and researchers to find the most up-to-date information about the disease, including how to identify and prevent ...

AmericanHort Contributor July 31 2013

Dr. Mike Dobres of Novaflora® talks about some of the advances that have already been made by industry researchers and the path he sees for successfully mitigating the impact of Rose Rosette Disease.

AmericanHort Contributor July 31 2013

Industry leaders recognize the very real threat Rose Rosette Disease poses to this important crop and stress the importance of finding real world solutions through research.

AmericanHort Contributor July 31 2013

Dr. Joe Bischoff explains that while Rose Rosette Disease is a unique challenge, through coordination and the involvement of the right people solutions can be found.

AmericanHort Contributor July 31 2013

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Join AmericanHort staff along with senior associates Kala Jenkins and Beth Swanson from K-Coe Isom, the nation’s leading agricultural consulting and accounting firm, to discuss recent developments on the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protec...

Kathy Fediw, AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame Inductee, 2020 & Mary Beth Cowardin Vice President Membership and Strategic Engagement
In this interview, we will hear from Kathy Fediw, interior plantscape consultant, author, trainer, speaker, and 2020 AmericanHort Inter...

Ralstonia solancearum race 3 biovar 2 (R3B2), a federal quarantine pest, was recently confirmed in a single geranium variety in a greenhouse in Michigan, the first confirmed case in the US since 2004. Diseased geraniums planted in the landscape can potentially infect other plants, including tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant, and must be destroyed.
Since the detection was con...

Susie Raker-Zimmerman, AmericanHort Chairwoman of the Board, Raker-Roberta's Young Plants & Mary Beth Cowardin Vice President Membership and Strategic Engagement.  In this interview, we will hear from Susie Raker-Zimmerman, Vice President of Raker Roberta’s Young Plants.

In an instant, nearly every business has shifted to remote working to protect it's employees and public health. But it doesn't take long to realize that virtual communication is anything but business as usual. In this session, Neal Glatt will walk attendees through the communication changes and cultural shifts that drive them in the past, present, and future to equip you for success.

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 Tal C...

Dr. Bridget Behe helps retailers construct a better retail environment and an easier shopping process for the consumer. She presents timely information to help Garden Centers with near-term options given the Coronavirus outbreak and IGC strategies for the new rules that may be legally or ethically in place. This webinar is the final in a 3-part series by Dr. Behe and has been modified to reflec...

More than half of all purchases at any retail outlet occur at the point of purchase, making displays critical elements in the purchase process. According to some studies, well-executed displays can increase sales by up to 300%. Dr. Behe will present findings from multiple studies, some of which utilize eye-tracking to follow the shopper’s gaze, to help retailers understand how to construc...

An in-depth look on how to increase sales by enhancing retail signage. 
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New overtime laws go into effect in January 2020. In this webinar, Chris Schulte of CJ Lake LLC will discuss what to expect with this new law and share information to help you understand the common trouble patches and “gotchas” on overtime and exemptions in the horticulture industry.