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California Flower Growers Suffer Major Losses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has American consumers focused on purchasing necessities like toilet paper, hand soap and food. What they're not purchasing is flowers on their way to check out, and that's a problem. In... more »

Pennsylvania Governor Declares Greenhouse Providers as ‘Essential Services’

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  issued guidance for the agriculture industry on essential businesses and how those businesses can mitigate against COVID-19 while maintaining essential operations to ensure access to food. On March 17, Governor... more »

AmericanHort CEO Releases Statement on COVID-19

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, AmericanHort's president and CEO, Ken Fisher, released a statement to its members on March 17, outlining some of the things the organization. is doing to help the industry.... more »

UF Announces 2020 Online Training Courses

The University of Florida IFAS Extension has announced the schedule for its 2020 greenhouse training online courses. The four-week  online training courses are offered in English and Spanish. Each course is completely online, and includes streaming... more »

Where Is Your Diamond in the Rough?

Lately, at the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association meetings, I’ve been hearing the growers talk about one thing: finding employees for their businesses. Each month many members discuss how hard it is to find qualified young... more »

Chat Room — March 2020

This month, we asked growers about hydrangea production, calibrachoas and labor issues. Click the PDF below to see what they had to say. more »

Think Business — Welcome to the New Decade: Are You Ready?

When I woke up on Jan. 1, 2020, I laid in bed thinking about fresh beginnings for the year. Then it hit me that this is a new decade. While this may not sound profound,... more »

A Time for Action

Last week, AmericanHort sent out two Action Alerts to let growers know that legislators will soon be making a final decision regarding two important topics related to our industry — H-2B visas and agricultural trucking... more »

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