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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 March 28 2013

On March 27th the USDA-APHIS announced the spending plan for section 10201 of the Farm Bill – funding intended to tackle pest and disease prevention and management issues impacting specialty crops. Through collaboration and advocacy efforts ANLA successfully highlighted the threats boxwood blight and impatiens downy mildew pose to the industry and helped to guide over $1 million in research fun...

AmericanHort Contributor March 26 2013

Last week ANLA, in collaboration with SAF, submitted comments to the EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA-SAP). The panel is reviewing efficacy guidelines that would be considerably stricter for pesticide labeling and could limit the arsenal of chemical options for treating some pests. Furthermore, the stricter guidelines would not ...

AmericanHort Contributor March 26 2013

Recently, OSHA published a fact sheet regarding new requirements for their Hazard Communication Standard. The changes bring the OSHA standard in line with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) standard. Many of the changes impact chemical producers, however, employers will need to address the aspects pertaining to training, workplace labeling and hazar...

AmericanHort Contributor March 26 2013

Congress has left Washington, D.C., for its “spring district work period.” Before adjourning, the Senate actually passed a budget for the first time in years, after a Friday night “vote-o-rama” that ran until about 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Despite weeks of intense negotiations, both the Senate and House bipartisan working groups crafting bills to modernize America’s immigration...

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

US EPA, through their relationship with The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is providing new pesticide training materials for farmerworkers’ families through the Project LEAF (Limiting Exposures Around Families). Project LEAF is a program to prevent take-home pesticide exposure to farmworker children. Pesticide take-home exposure occurs when farmworkers take-home pesticide residu...

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

USDA-APHIS recently released the results of an Environmental Assessment regarding treatment strategies for fire ants. The study suggests that the treatment manual should be updated to include additional options for treating balled-and-burlapped nursery stock and grass sod being shipped from infested areas. It also, describes how B&B drenches can be done in a manner that would reduce the number ...

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

Joint Congressional testimony submitted last week by the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and PLANET urged Congress to maintain the H-2B program and to fully consider the need for better visa options for job opportunities defined as “lesser-skilled,” as Congress works to modernize America’s immigration system. The

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

On March 18, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) filed comments in response to an Internal Revenue Service notice of proposed rulemaking on the subject of “shared responsibility for employers regarding health coverage” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The comments were filed on behalf of ANLA as well as government relations partners the National Christmas Tree Association an...

AmericanHort Contributor March 20 2013

Last week, USDA-APHIS and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced the successful eradication of Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB). New Jersey is just the second state to accomplish this – Illinois being the other. Eradication is accomplished after all infested trees are removed and three years of surveys prove negative for beetle activity.

ALB, a native to Asia, was first dis...

A group of House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan agricultural labor reform bill on October 30. How does the bill address the current H-2A program? What options are available for existing workers without proper immigration status? What about enforcement provisions? And, where might there be room for improvement as the process advances?

Join our experts as we dive into the many dynamics driving change throughout the nursery industry. You'll hear from thought leaders like Kyle Daniels, Tom Buechel, Megan Abraham, and more! Learn how to better understand how to think and act progressively as a grower, how to find opportunity in pest and regulatory issues, how to navigate e-commerce shipping, and more.

Join AmericanHort Advocacy & Policy Communications Director Tristan Daedalus, Director of Government Affairs Tal Coley, K-Coe Principal Bryce Gibbs, and Smith & Howard partner Tim Howe for an in-depth discussion on the internet sales tax and what it has meant for businesses since the Wayfair decision last August.

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...