January 5, 2018
State of the Greenhouse Industry: Dealing With Your Banks in 2018 Will Take Patience
Financial institutions are still reluctant to part with capital for agricultural and horticultural growth, despite economic indicators. Here’s why banks have raised the bar on lending.
January 19, 2018
Greenhouse Industry’s Positive Momentum Looks Like it Will Carry Into 2018
Results from Greenhouse Grower's 2018 State of the Industry survey show that growers increased profits in 2017 by raising prices and paying more attention to their operational costs.
December 28, 2017
State of the Greenhouse Industry: Regulatory Uncertainty Means It’s Time to Get Involved
With election dynamics, a new farm bill, and pending immigration reform in the mix, 2018 looks to be a wait-and-see year for the horticulture industry.
November 3, 2017
Take Greenhouse Grower’s 2018 State of the Industry Survey
Growers and others associated with the greenhouse business often ask the Greenhouse Grower editorial staff where we get ideas for stories. The Answer: You! That's why we're asking you to please take some time to answer our annual State of the Industry survey.
March 2, 2017
Greenhouse Grower State of the Industry Whitepaper Available for Download
This year’s survey featured a record 975 respondents and tackled topics such as sales trends, technology, major industry challenges and opportunities, and much more.
February 27, 2017
State of the Industry Webinar Available for On-Demand Viewing
The half-hour presentation includes an analysis of Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State of the Industry survey, along with insights from horticulture industry leaders.
February 11, 2017
Poinsettia Survey Reveals Growers Increased Poinsettia Sales and Production in 2016
On average, growers responding to Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Poinsettia Survey said the poinsettia season was “good,”Here’s a glance at the outlook for poinsettias in the marketplace.
January 25, 2017
State of the Industry 2017: Growers are Ready to Invest to Alleviate Labor Pains
Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that grower investment in technology is imminent due to the cost and availability of labor, to improve efficiency, expand their growing operations, and allow employees to concentrate on higher value jobs that are less labor-intensive.
January 24, 2017
Growers are an Aging Demographic, 2017 State of the Industry Says
Owners and upper management of growing operations in the horticulture industry, not unlike others in agriculture, are aging, according to Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State of the Industry Survey.
January 24, 2017
Growers Becoming More Sustainable but Most Think Climate Change is Beyond Control
Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that growers are adopting biocontrols and organic production, yet 58% of growers said they don't believe humans can control climate change.
January 24, 2017
State of the Industry Survey Says 2017 Will be a Year of Investment and Growth for Horticulture
Growers, suppliers, and researchers who took Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State Of The Industry Survey say they are ready to drive change and profitability in horticultural businesses.
January 4, 2017
Green Industry Poised for Continued Economic Growth in 2017
Positive economic indicators point to 2017 being a year of modest growth for the green industry, according to economist Charlie Hall.
January 3, 2017
Growing Optimism for the Horticulture Industry in 2017
With a new administration and a new Congress, AmericanHort's Craig Regelbrugge says the horticulture industry has reason to be cautiously optimistic that regulatory relief could be on the horizon.
January 21, 2016
Green Industry Is Set For Continued Growth In 2016
Economist Charlie Hall says the outlook for the green industry is promising despite the havoc wreaked on plant sales by the downturn in housing.
January 18, 2016
2016 State Of The Greenhouse Industry Numbers At A Glance
Greenhouse Grower‘s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey shows some promising trends for the new year. Here’s a look at the greenhouse market for 2016, in graphics. For a more in-depth analysis of where the industry stands, read Greenhouse Grower‘s 2016 State Of The Industry article, “Growers And Suppliers Move Forward With Cautious Optimism In 2016.”
January 18, 2016
Growers And Suppliers Move Forward With Cautious Optimism In 2016
A year of growth in 2015 also had its share of challenges, and as a result, growers and suppliers are a bit more guarded going into 2016. After a few years of extreme weather and drought, a massive ongoing labor shortage, a shaky economy, and increased government regulation, Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey shows growers and retailers are moving forward with cautious optimism. Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey included separate questions for growers and for suppliers. Of our 358 respondents, 103 were suppliers, 111 were grower-retailers, 109 were wholesale growers, and 35 were young plant growers. Among growers, 57% indicated their operations were small (less than 100,000 square feet), 21% were medium-sized (100,000 to 399,999 square feet), and 22% said they were large growers (400,000 square feet or larger). Sixty-eight percent of the grower respondents said their sales grew in 2015 over 2014, down […]