July 29, 2014

It’s Time To Lobby For Sane Water Policy [Opinion]

Growers can offer a valuable perspective that water councils across the country could use in establishing water policy.

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July 22, 2014

Please Support The Horticultural Industry Bee And Pollinator Stewardship Initiative

AmericanHort and the Horticultural Research Institute are asking for your support for the horticulture industry’s bee and pollinator stewardship initiative. Please donate today to support industry funding that will be used directly for research on protecting pollinator health.

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July 17, 2014

AmericanHort Pledges $100,000 To Support Research Projects Through The Horticultural Research Institute

AmericanHort announced at Cultivate’14 this week a pledge to support the Horticultural Research Institute with a gift of $100,000. The national horticulture association is committing $50,000 and will match up to another $50,000 in gifts from other individuals and companies for a total contribution of $100,000.

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May 20, 2014

The Great Recession’s Impact On Horticulture Evident In New Agriculture Census

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released the results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the first to capture the fallout of the Great Recession. While some sectors of agriculture are showing recovery, the horticulture industry is not nearly as fortunate.

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April 16, 2014

Definition Of Full-Time Hours And A Path To Legal Workforce Dominate Society of American Florist Congressional Action Days

Dozens of floriculture professionals visited their senators and representatives in March to lobby for issues that impact the green industry.

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April 8, 2014

Armitage’s Take On The California Spring Trials, Day 2

After wandering through the California Spring Trials, Allan Armitage recalls which of the hundreds of ideas and plants appealed to him during his visit.

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April 7, 2014

Spring Trials 2014: Beautiful Introductions And Smart Marketing Dominate On Day 1

Greenhouse Grower editors visited Danziger, Golden State Bulb Growers, Benary and Pacific Plug & Liner, some of which hosted other breeders as well, on Day 1 of 2014 California Trials. Find out what they learned about the new introductions and marketing ideas.

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February 18, 2014

Greenhouse Industry Suppliers Project Growth In 2014

Greenhouse industry vendors are planning for sales growth in 2014 according to Greenhouse Grower's State of the Industry survey.

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February 11, 2014

Growers Expect Increases In Production For 2014

The majority of respondents to Greenhouse Grower's State of the Industry Survey say they are increasing production for 2014. One-fifth intend to up production by 10 percent or more.

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February 5, 2014

Congress Sends Farm Bill To President Obama, Who Expects To Sign It Friday, February 7

Industry associations like SAF and AmericanHort have been instrumental in securing research and grant funding for specialty crops, including flowers and plants, through the new Farm Bill.

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January 14, 2014

Growers Project Growth In 2014

Two things were clear from the results of Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 State Of The Industry Survey: Growers are aware of the potential problems facing the industry and their businesses. And based on their plans for the upcoming year, they’re prepared to overcome those issues.

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January 14, 2014

Optimism And Action Are The Takeaways From Greenhouse Grower’s State Of The Industry

The responses to Greenhouse Grower’s annual State Of The Industry survey are always an interesting read. The survey has a mix of questions that help us dig in and get a feel for your business plans for the coming year, as well as a clearer view of your biggest concerns and the opportunities you hope to realize in the new year. The result is an interesting mix of optimism and frustration. If you review different sections of the survey individually, you might get the wrong impression of what’s happening out there. Read the questions related to grower concerns and you’re liable to think the end is near — or already here. The stress and strain of the last few years is clearly showing in some of this year’s individual responses about the daily pressures on you and your business. And that’s completely understandable. Take a look at the ranking of […]

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