Farm Bill Designates Funds for Horticulture Projects

On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating nearly $58 million Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to... more »

Here’s to a Green 2017!

Last week, the color experts at Pantone announced their selection for the 2017 Color of the Year. I’m pretty sure everyone in our industry is familiar with their selected color. It’s Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). According... more »

Lindberg Takes Over as New MSU Extension Educator

Heidi Wollaeger Lindberg will begin serving the greenhouse and nursery industry for Michigan State University Extension Districts 5, 7, and 8 beginning Jan. 2, 2017. This territory includes high-ranking Michigan counties in the production of... more »

Farwest Announces Changes for 2017

The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and wishes of 2016’s 400+ exhibitors and 6,000+ attendees, will change the days and times for the show in 2017. Farwest 2017 will take place entirely in... more »

AIB Gets ‘New’ Management for 2017

America in Bloom (AIB) will be transitioning from AmericanHort to Second Wind Management effective January 1, 2017. Since AIB’s founding in 2001, OFA (now called AmericanHort) has served as AIB’s “home” and has provided administrative leadership... more »

Pleasant View Names First General Manager

Pleasant View Gardens recently appointed long-time staffer Barry Vater as the company's first general manager. “Given the company’s trajectory, we felt it important to... more »

Court Grants Injunction on FLSA Overtime Regulations

A Texas federal court granted a nationwide emergency injunction prohibiting the implementation of the final Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that essentially doubled the current minimum annual salary level for exemption from $23,660 to $47,476... more »

School Program Helps Grow Young Professionals

Last week, Shelby County High School near Birmingham, Alabama, opened the doors to a new greenhouse that will not only grow herbs and vegetables for sale to local businesses, but it is also designed to... more »

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