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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 June 05 2013

If you have not contacted your two U.S. Senators within the last week to urge their support for immigration reform, now is the time! And it could not be much easier. Click here to go to the new S.744 Action Alert, and enter your zip code. You can send the sample letter provided, or edit it as you wish.
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AmericanHort Contributor June 05 2013

This week, ANLA and 41 partner associations submitted a letter to members of the U.S. Senate urging that they pass Senate bill S.954, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (2013 Farm Bill). The letter highlights the importance of our industry to U.S. agriculture and ...

AmericanHort Contributor May 31 2013

A new study released by Harvard University researchers, reports that immigrant laborers have contributed significantly more to Medicare than then have taken out. According to a report on Bloomberg.com, "Immigrants to the U.S. contributed $115.2 billion more to the Medicare Trust Fund during the past decade than they withdrew, casting doubt on criticism they overburden the health plan, Harvard U...

AmericanHort Contributor May 28 2013

Join the Horticultural Research Institute for a complimentary reception on July 13, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The reception celebrates donors, members and friends that are interested in continuing to develop green industry progress through innovation and research.

The reception is held in conjunction with the OFA Short Course Convention & Marke...

AmericanHort Contributor May 28 2013

Last week, USDA-APHIS declared the Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) infestations in the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island eradicated, lifting those areas from quarantine status. This follows the March announcement of the successful eradication of ALB in New Jersey and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s success in eliminating ALB from cities in Ontario, which was announced in April....

AmericanHort Contributor May 28 2013

For those monitoring the immigration reform debate in Congress, the latest news is a mix of good and bad. Among the good news -- last week, 110 conservative economists endorsed immigration reform.

As for the bad news: NumbersUSA, the nation’s leading anti-immigration grassroots organization, has purchased nearly half a million d...

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Does your team think that profit equals markup? How would they change the way they do their jobs if they knew that you don't pocket 50 or 60 cents on every dollar that hits the register? Join Sid on the ANLA Knowledge Center as he explains to you, and your team, the real costs of running a business. Watch Sid

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

The Horticultural Research Institute is investigating future research initiatives to guide the organization's priorities for the next 5 years. HRI is seeking participants from all segments of the green industry to complete an online research assessment survey. All participants who complete the survey by May 31, 2013 will be entered to win an iPad mini.

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AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Sid Raisch: Are You Selling Stuff or a Solution?
Selling stuff, demeans your products, and sends your customers price shopping. Selling solutions - identifying the value and experience your customers get from using your products in their gardens, their homes and making them part of their lives - creates perceived value. You can turn that perception into profit with higher p...

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Sid Raisch: Aligning Your Staff for Profit
Does your team think that profit equals markup? How would they change the way they do their jobs if they knew that you don't pocket 50 or 60 cents on every dollar that hits the register? Sid explains to you, and your team, the real costs of running a business.

Exclusive access to the AmericanHort Advocacy and Research Team during this Quarterly Advocacy Brief webinar series. Attendees get the latest news from Washington D.C. and are able to ask questions on how it affects your business

Signed into law on June 5th, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act triggered an updated round of regulations for PPP loans, many of which provide additional flexibility to key provisions of the program. These concepts include the covered period, payroll cost thresholds, loan maturity, loan deferral period, as well as updated forms for forgiveness.  Join Tal Coley ...

This spring was a whirlwind for Garden Retail Centers as the industry quickly adjusted to market conditions and implemented new marketing techniques and new sales technology.

Join AmericanHort as Katie Dubow of Garden Media Group facilitates a diverse panel of retailers with different business strengths to share how they make innovative changes to accommodate “the new now&r...

Jennifer Moss, AmericanHort GenerationNext Community Connector, Moss Greenhouses and Mary Beth Cowardin Vice President Membership and Strategic Engagement. In this interview, we will hear from Jennifer Moss, owner and director of sales and marketing at Moss Greenhouses in Jerome, Idaho.

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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...