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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.

Jennifer Gray August 09 2019

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation, is pleased to announce the receipt of $240,000 in donations during its reception, held in conjunction with Cultivate’19 in Columbus, OH. 

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AmericanHort Contributor August 08 2019

By: Arthij van der Veer, MPS, general coordinator for North America

The Cleveland Clinic established a zero waste printing and copying program in 2013. Through what was a seemingly minor change to recycle packaging and make double-sided printing a hospital standa...

Tristan Daedalus August 08 2019

The 2019 Impact Washington Summit is right around the corner and many are getting ready to make lasting connections in meetings with lawmakers and Congressional staff that can affect policy for years to come.  How do you make meetings like these, and with your own local government, as effective as they can be?
 
We’ve compiled the top seven most important tips for ...

AmericanHort Contributor August 08 2019

Small or large, businesses that are not using digital marketing need to understand the importance of it. In today’s world, digital marketing helps your business thrive in a competitive landscape and lets you reach the audience and customers you need to reach.

However, for many, digital marketing may seem confusing or intimidating, especially when it comes to using the right...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 06 2019

In New York City, of all places, a new species of Agrilus beetle was discovered in an historic cemetery on beech trees.

Agrilus beetles are known as jewel beetles and have over 3000 known species worldwide, the largest number of species of any genus in the anim...

Craig Regelbrugge August 06 2019

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 two years and raises the debt ceiling. The agreement l...

Craig Regelbrugge August 06 2019

U.S. Representative Abigail Finkenauer (D-IA-1) visited AmericanHort leader Mike Gooder and Plantpeddler on July 30. During the visit, she toured production of rooted Poinsettias, various finished crops, facility expansion, and trial gardens. She fell totally in love with the Sunfinity® Sunflower and the story behind the plant.

The Plantpeddler team took full advantage of the o...

Craig Regelbrugge August 06 2019

As reported last time, the Department of Labor has published a proposed rule seeking to modernize and improve the H-2A agricultural visa program. Many of our nursery and greenhouse producers use the program, and others are evaluating it as the labor situation worsens.

As AmericanHort prepares...

Tal Coley August 06 2019

After a two-year effort to urge the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to address the opaqueness of the “agricultural commodity” definition used for transportation policy, the agency has finally issued an ...

Tristan Daedalus August 06 2019

No doubt you’ve seen the emails asking for your assistance encouraging a Member of Congress to take a stand on a piece of legislation or explaining the importance of an issue. Far from just another mass email, your action is the special sauce that makes our advocacy successful in Washington. In other words, we need your help.

With Congress debating agric...

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.

Join in to learn from past International Plantscape Award winners. See examples of their winning projects as they share tips about how to choose projects to enter and take photos, keys to writing contest descriptions, and how they use their awards as year-round marketing material. You will also gain insight into the judging process.

Presented by: Elliott Bennett, 

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.

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.

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.

With increased consumer awareness surrounding bee and pollinator health, more of your customers want to know what they can do to help. Join us to find out how your business can become the go to source of information (and plants!) in your community.
• Learn what the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is and how it’s influencing the pollinator health debate
• Gain r...

The SANC program requires that participating facilities perform “internal audits” that indicate performed routine inspections and compliance with their individual Manual. Hear how this internal audit process works and learn from pilot nurseries how they have successfully implemented it. Also gain understanding of the external audits done by the State Department of Agriculture. Final...

Gain a front-line perspective on the topics most impacting the professional snow and ice industry. Most importantly, learn how new strategies can directly influence your bottom line. 

Presenter:
Kevin Gilbride, executive director of the Accredited Snow Contr...