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AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

ANLA and sixteen of our Lighthouse Program partner state associations signed onto a letter to Congress supporting H.R. 612, the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA). The letter was delivered to the offices of Congressmen Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Mike Michaud (D-ME), two co-sponsors of the bill, both of whom are on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The National Po...

AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy to be the Environmental Protection Agency's next administrator. She would succeed Lisa Jackson, who left that post on February 14. McCarthy has served as the agency's assistant administrator for air and radiation. She will take the helm of the nation’s environmental agency at a time when climate change is expected to be a high priority.

AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

The broad, automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration” were never really intended to take effect. Yet, the deadline for Congress and the Obama Administration to replace them with a more surgical approach has come and gone. The details of exactly how much will be cut from the various government agencies and how those cuts will be managed remains unclear. We have heard that some USDA...

AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

On February 26, ANLA hosted an exclusive member webinar on Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. ANLA tax and horticultural law expert John Satagaj walked members through many details and considerations of the law for our industry, with which he has worked for 30 years. John is a highly respected business expert in his role as president and general counsel for the Small Business Legislative Cou...

AmericanHort Contributor March 06 2013

On February 25, ANLA hosted a webinar regarding new insights into Boxwood Blight. Over the course of ninety minutes the participating scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and IR-4 at Rutgers, shared with the participants new developments in...

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 + MPS present Spotlight on Sustainability with Chris McCorkle of McCorkle Nurseries Inc.

Glyphosate-based herbicides have provided efficient, safe and cost-effective weed control for more than 40 years, but recent reports and events have raised concerns over its safety. Come learn about the EPA’s position, the mountain of scientific evidence that supports its safety, and uses in the green industry, including the pro’s and con’s of glyphosate alternatives. Panelist...

How do you communicate the ROI of investing in biophilic design to your clients? How do you talk about your services and fees? What’s the value of broadening your design identity into a brand that includes science? How do you develop relationships with other building professionals and become part of an interdisciplinary team? How do you nurture an internship program?

 

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, Tal Coley & Craig Regelbrugge.

Dick Kramp, Founder & CEO of AB Greenhouse Power Netherlands will be presenting on growing crops with the highest possible yield and quality by creating the optimal environment in your growing facility through cogeneration. Well-integrated cogeneration, supplying heat, electricity, and CO2, can help you to achieve these goals for the lowest possible price. 

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