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AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

USDA-APHIS announced that effective December 10th, operations that ship high-risk plant material for Phytophthora ramorum (P. ram.) - defined as Camellia, Kalmia, Pieris, Rhododendron (including Azalea), or Viburnum - to non-regulated states must continue to provide pre-notification to the receiving state officials if located in:

  • The following California counties (under ...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

In early December, ANLA, OFA and SAF submitted comments to the USDA-APHIS regarding potential changes to the regulatory status of Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR). The disease is not endemic to North America and is currently treated, by the USDA, as a regulated quarantine pest. However, numerous localized outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. in recent years and eradication measures have been costl...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

Just as there is no shortage of challenges or unknowns as we enter 2013 - think fiscal cliff, healthcare, new regulations - we began 2012 with a list of concerns, as well. One of those concerns was the recent discovery of a new and potentially devastating Boxwood (Buxus) disease, Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum). The pathogen can cause significant leaf drop and stem lesions cr...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

Following the November elections, all eyes shifted to the various federal agencies that are busy developing the rules, regulations, and guidance to implement Obamacare. While many business owners were hoping for repeal under a Romney administration, election results have dashed those hopes. However, even with a new administration, it would have been extraordinarily difficult to overcome the 60 ...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

Upwards of 250 leaders in the faith, law enforcement, business, and agricultural communities joined in Washington earlier this month to call on Congress to repair America's broken immigration system. ANLA and OFA raised funds, coordinated nursery and greenhouse speakers and attendees, and joined in lobbying visits to Senate and House offices. The events were organized around the 30th anniversar...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

Washington, D.C.— ANLA, and our partners in the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, are encouraged by the broad bipartisan support for the 2013 Farm Bill, demonstrated by the Agriculture committees of the U.S. Senate and House. Last week both committees passed their respective version of the bill last week. The Senate passed their version with a 15-5 vote and the House passed theirs with a 36-10...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

Washington, D.C.— The powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning its third week considering S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. In the House of Representatives, a bipartisan negotiating group has announced a “meeting of the minds” on its own comprehensive immigration framework. And, on May 16, a House Judiciary subcommittee hel...

AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

ANLA, and our partners in the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, are encouraged by the broad bipartisan support for the 2013 Farm Bill, demonstrated by the Agriculture committees of the U.S. Senate and House. Last week both committees passed their respective version of the bill last week. The Senate passed their version with a 15-5 vote and the House passed theirs with a 36-10 vote.

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AmericanHort Contributor May 20 2013

The powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning its third week considering S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. In the House of Representatives, a bipartisan negotiating group has announced a “meeting of the minds” on its own comprehensive immigration framework. And, on May 16, a House Judiciary subcommittee held hearings on an E...

AmericanHort Contributor May 14 2013

The powerful Senate Judiciary Committee formally took up S.744 on May 9.  The bill, formally known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, had over 300 amendments filed by Judiciary members. The Committee is now in the process of what is known as a “mark-up,” in which many of the filed amendments will be considered and voted on. 

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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...