Chat Room — May 2019

This month, we asked growers about perennial production, the cannabis market and labor. Click on the PDF below to read what they had to say. more »

Additional 2019 H-2B Visas Available, But You Have to Act Fast

Last week, I received a note from Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort’s senior vice president of advocacy and research, about an opportunity for companies in our industry to apply for additional H2-B visas in 2019 — but... more »

NCAE to Offer Free Labor Webinars

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) plans to launch a series of educational webinars focusing on issues facing growers and agricultural employers. “This webinar series is an exciting expansion of services offered by NCAE,” said Nigel... more »

USDA Funds Available for Organic Certification

On May 6, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost... more »

Feds Introduce New H-2B Application Process for Additional 30k Visas with May 14 Deadline

The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor have launched an application process for an additional 30,000 H-2B visas for fiscal 2019. Companies wishing to take advantage of this new application process need to act fast... more »

GreenTech to Meet in Amsterdam in June

From June 11 to 13, more than 10,000 horticulture professionals from all over the world will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and network during GreenTech 2019. This year the conference and exhibition will... more »

Hiring the Right People

Welcome to Spring 2019! By now, the Polar Vortexes and Cyclone Bombs along with the run-of-the-mill blizzards of this past winter are a distant memory and it is showtime. Each spring brings huge opportunities to... more »

Chat Room — April 2019

This month, we asked growers about their experience with pests and diseases. And now that spring is officially here and Mother’s Day is just around the corner, we discuss spring’s challenges and opportunities. Click on... more »

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