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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 September 04 2019

As Congress returns from the August recess, AmericanHort, our allies in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, and seasonal employers across the country are sending Senate Appropriations Committee leaders a letter asking that they include helpful H-2B provisions in the Senate version of the Fiscal 2020 Department of Homeland Security and Labor funding bills. We expect to the Senate Appropriations Com...

Laurie-Ann Flanagan September 04 2019

On August 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that it received 10 applications to use existing pesticide products on hemp after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp for commercial use and production. EPA is currently seeking public comments on these applications.

According to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, “We hope this transparent and public process will ...

Craig Regelbrugge September 04 2019

As we’ve been reporting over the spring and summer, AmericanHort is encouraging members to reach out to their elected leaders in Congress – especially the newbies – to begin the process of educating them about our industry and our legislative priorities. Hosting a visit by an elected leader is especially effective.

At the end of August, a group of nursery owners w...

Tal Coley September 04 2019

The AmericanHort advocacy team has set up a webinar for Impact Washington Summit attendees.

The “Impact Washington Summit: Conference Preview” webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 3:30pm-4:15pm EST. The webinar will provide a programming overview, event schedule, highlight issues of focus, as well as provide general information on lobbying in Washington,...

Charlie Hall August 29 2019

AmericanHort Chief Economist Charlie Hall’s Keynote speech at Cultivate’19, Even Greater Uncertainty, focused on the economic outlook of the horticulture industry.  Did you miss his presentation? Do you want to look it over again? Access the slides here.
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Tristan Daedalus August 20 2019

By: Tristan Daedalus and Craig Regelbrugge

As we approach another election year, your support of PlantPAC is more important than ever. PlantPAC, the AmericanHort Political Action Committee, gives our industry a voice to support Congressional candidates that back pro-horticulture policies. Federal law requires us to obtain prior approval from AmericanHort members before inf...

Craig Regelbrugge August 20 2019

Craig Regelbrugge and Laurie Flanagan

How Congress ends up funding the federal government will determine whether we see an H-2B seasonal worker visa fix in time for 2020. For this reason, we’re providing frequent status updates.

The House and Senate recently passed, and the President has signed, a bill that sets federal government spending limits for the next...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 20 2019

In February 2018, a federal judge temporarily blocked California’s cancer-causing label requirement (set to begin July 2018) on products containing glyphosate. The block remains unchallenged and still in place today. The judge ruled that since glyphosate is not known to cause cancer, such warnings would be misleading. However, glyphosate is still listed on the California state list of ...

Craig Regelbrugge August 20 2019

Each year in August, the National Plant Board convenes its annual meeting of state plant regulatory officials, along with federal cooperators including the Departments of Agriculture, and Homeland Security. The meeting presents a very useful opportunity for AmericanHort to brief those who inspect and regulate us on the health of the horticulture industry, and to represent the industry and se...

Tal Coley August 20 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has at last proposed changes to its hours of service (HOS) rules. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) — which was delayed at the Office of Management and Budget...

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...

This is the full version of the webinar and is only available to Premium level AmericanHort members. If you are a Premium member and are trying to access the video please contact us for the password.

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 ...

This is the full version of the webinar and is only available to Premium level AmericanHort members. If you are a Premium member and are trying to access the video please contact us for the password. If you would like to preview the video please click here.

Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges...

This is the preview of the webinar and is only available to Premium level AmericanHort members. If you are a Premium member and are trying to access the video please contact us for the password and click here.

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...

ACHIEVE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER WITH PROVEN AND LASER FOCUS. Most leaders spend their time reacting to opportunities, problems and fires––and they end up over-working, mis-spending their resources, and wildly under performing. The typical privately held company only reaches 50% of its true potential, and often much less! Is any of this happening at your company?


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FlowVision is a lean business and supply chain consulting group. Their experience with creating lean flow at all levels including service, productivity, quality, and repeatability has been shown to give companies a payback of 500% within the first year. This webinar series illustrates different aspects of Lean Flow principles with tangible strategies to begin implementing immediately.