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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.

Craig Regelbrugge February 05 2019

President Trump signed into law on January 25 a three-week temporary spending measure to re-open closed federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security. As part of the agreement to fund the government through February 15, President Trump and Congress agreed to convene a conference committee to negotiate a final DHS spending package. The conferees met for the first time on Ja...

Jennifer Gray February 05 2019

The AmericanHort advocacy team headed out this past week, attending industry shows and events in the Southeast and Midwest to deliver the latest on advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. 
 
With trade show season still going strong, getting beyond the beltway and interacting with the grassroots is an essential element of AmericanHort advocacy efforts in the Nation’s ...

Jennifer Gray February 05 2019

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the foundation of AmericanHort, is pleased to announce the portfolio of research projects to be funded in 2019. Projects range from crop production innovations for both the greenhouse and nursery segments, water management in landscapes, emergent pest issues, and economic and marketing analyses. A total of $437,200 will be awarded this year. 

Craig Regelbrugge February 05 2019

The United Nations has announced its decision to designate 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. The United States, along with 90 other countries, co-sponsored this resolution to raise awareness of plant health issues and strengthen global efforts in the face of increased trade and climate change. 

 

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Jill Calabro, Ph.D. January 22 2019

Seed Your Future has just launched its new career exploration resource.
 
The new website is not simply a list of the more than 90 careers in horticulture, it asks visitors to consider their interests and then lists careers in horticulture to match them. Each career page includes information on the educ...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. January 22 2019

A contingent of House Democrats is strategizing to block the move of two USDA agencies. The Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) are both slated to be relocated outside of the Washington area to a yet-to-be-determined site, by the end of 2019.

Citing cost-cutting measures and the desire to move ERS and NIFA closer to rural communi...

Craig Regelbrugge January 22 2019

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the “Raise the Wage Act” (H.R.582) on January 16.  The bill would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024, index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and phase out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.  The measure ...

Craig Regelbrugge January 22 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) sent a new proposed rule to address overtime pay to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.  This review is a required step in the rulemaking process before the proposed rule can be formally released for public comment.  While we are not sure how long the rule will be under review at the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, DOL&...

Craig Regelbrugge January 22 2019

A bipartisan group of over 30 Senators and over 90 House Members led by Reps. Pingree (D-ME) and Harris (R-MD) and Senators Tillis (R-NC) and King (I-ME) planned to send a letter to Congressional leaders on January 22 urging them to include meaningful and permanent cap relief in any agreement to end the partial government shutdown. The bipartisan, bicameral letter to Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), Hous...

Tal Coley January 22 2019

AmericanHort’s advocacy team released our 2019 Legislative & Policy agenda during an advocacy town hall at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore.
 
Legislative and regulatory priorities center around workforce and transportation issues, research funding and implementation, environmental regulation, and horticultural trade and marketplace issues. T...

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Congress and the Trump Administration are calling for major tax reform. While any outcome is far from certain, AmericanHort is preparing. What are the implications for our premium member nursery growers, and espec...

A prediction revealed by the OMB Director a couple of weeks ago projected long-term, sustained economic growth of 3% in the economy over the next decade. Join Charlie as he explains what would have to happen for this prediction to actually come true. Charlie also rolls out his near-term recession forecast for the coming year.

Best Practices in Hiring and Firing
Presented on: June 14, 2017
Richard D. Alaniz | Senior Partner, Alaniz Shraeder Linker Farris Mayes, L.L.P
 

Have you ever regretted a hiring decision? How do you ensure that you select the right applicant when hiring? What do you do when you need to fire an employee? In this session, attendees will lear...

If you've already experienced or are at risk for exotic ambrosia beetle attacks, this webinar is critically important for management strategies and prevention measures that will ultimately impact your bottom line for better or for worse.

Exotic ambrosia beetles are among the most destructive pests of trees growing in ornamental nurseries and tree fruit orchards. Beetles tunne...

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What’s the latest news on boxwood blight? Boxwood blight is one of the latest scourges to impact the green industry, from nursery production to landscape maintenance & i...

Charlie's Angle - Time to Make Hay! -- Spring Outlook for the Green Industry
With executive orders flying off the President's desk at record pace, there are interesting ramifications (and tradeoffs) that result. Join Charlie as he discusses the green industry outlook resulting from the interest rate increases coming down the pike, current labor situation, and the pace of housing ...

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Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges...

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Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges you've seen in a long time?&...

Gain perspective of the current reality of LED vs. traditional lighting technologies in indoor horticultural applications.  

Presented by Eric Moody from P.L. Light Systems. P.L. Light Systems (a division of Hortilux Schréder ) is a leading manufacturer of horticultural lighting systems across a variety of technologies including LED, high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide ...

Tips on how fertilizer-injector maintenance is an easy DIY project to get you ready for the busy spring season. Lela will go over some quick and easy tips on Dosatron upkeep to keep it performing to its maximum potential. There's enough to worry about during the spring, and your Dosatron shouldn't be one of them. 

Presented by: Lela Kelly, Dosatron Vice Presiden...