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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.

Tal Coley June 30 2020

Beth Swanson and Kala Jenkins from K·Coe Isom joined AmericanHort on June 19 for a webinar to discuss the latest regulations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). AmericanHort partners with K·Coe Isom, one of the leading national agricultural accounting firms, to assist the organization with tax issues as well as provide additional services for Premium members.

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Craig Regelbrugge June 30 2020

On July 22, President Trump signed a new immigration and visa action titled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.&rdquo...

Craig Regelbrugge June 30 2020

On June 22, AmericanHort filed official comments urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make nursery and floriculture producers eligible for direct relief under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The comments were signed by a total of 104 national, regional, and state nursery,...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. June 17 2020

The 9th Circuit Court recently ruled to vacate the registrations of certain dicamba products in response to issues with soybean production. In the court’s ruling, it declared that EPA ‘substantially underestimated the risks it acknowledged.’

The decision follows thousands of complaints of off-site movement of certain dicamba products when applied to genetically mo...

Jennifer Gray June 17 2020

In case you missed it, Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently launched a new web-based research series that sheds light on key industry research findings. The series is called tHRIve and aims to do just that: help the industry flourish. The first series is now available, including sessions on:

  • daily light integral maps and measurements to better predict plant growt...

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

On June 11, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the successful completion of actions taken by federal and state plant health officials to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. This announcement comes just two months after the pathogen was first detected on geranium (Pelargonium) in a Michigan ...

Laurie-Ann Flanagan June 17 2020

We expect the President to issue an order within days that will place new restrictions on nonimmigrant visa programs. President Trump’s April 22 Proclamation called on the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor to review current temporary worker program and to recommend “measures appropriate to stimulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and emp...

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

Unrooted annual, perennial, and even some woody plant cuttings produced in growing operations outside the U.S. have become very important to the U.S. horticulture supply chain. In recent years, roughly two billion such cuttings have been imported to be finished here. But the cuttings are highly perishable, and any delays in the import process can lead to diminished quality or even product lo...

Tal Coley June 17 2020

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration released further regulations on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last week. The latest release focused on measures included in the PPP Flexibility Act, which was signed into law on June 5th.

The interim final rule codified some of the changes that were made with additional guidance to be released at a later date. Some k...

Craig Regelbrugge June 17 2020

USDA recently published implementation details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Relief is now available to many crop and livestock producers, but USDA has not yet included nursery and floriculture crops for direct payment relief for COVID-19-induced losses falling during the period January 15 – April 15, 2020.

Nursery and floriculture crop growers hoping to...

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. 
1-7-20-Retail-Signage-Handout.pdf

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.

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?