Immigration, tax and regulatory reforms are a few important issues to watch in 2015. Still, the horticulture industry is on the threshold of change and has reason to be optimistic.
On November 20, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration policy, which are already proving to be politically divisive, and many Republican legislators say this unilaterally “poisons the well” for reform. In AmericanHort’s view, that dire prediction need not be the case.
What does this mean for your business? It could potentially mean that chemical applications, ground disturbances (planting included) and many other normal business activities could require permitting and further, could be subject to EPA oversight.
The committee will develop the extent and manner in which AmericanHort pursues and implements actions to influence legislation, regulation and public policy.
Health care, labor, cash accounting and regulatory affairs are four areas of concern for the floriculture industry. Here’s what you can expect in 2014.
ANLA and OFA have become one organization under the American Horticulture Industry Association or AmericanHort.
They say elections have consequences, and this year’s has especially big consequences for the greenhouse and nursery industry. Of course, President Obama won both the Electoral College and popular vote, capturing pretty much all the states that were considered up for grabs. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats had to defend twice as many seats as