While its Guatemala farm was spared, the U.S.-based young plant grower ForemostCo, Inc. has partnered with the Rotary Club of Miami Airport, Inc. and the Escuintla Rotary to raise funds and distribute aid on the ground for those affected by Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruptions.
Greenhouse growers need to be compliant with the three new requirements for the updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS). These new requirements have generated a number of questions from business owners.
The United Fresh Produce Association, which represents the needs and interests of fruit and vegetable growers, recently updated its members on how the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might affect their businesses. Many of the insights provided by United Fresh also apply to greenhouse growers and nurseries.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s trucking electronic logging device mandate, which took effect on December 18, includes an Hours of Service exemption that may or may not apply to greenhouses and nurseries.
The University of Florida is offering a new online course on costing and profitability. The course will take growers through the process of how to accurately evaluate cost of production, labor efficiency, pricing, and equipment investment decisions.