AmericanHort is strongly encouraging Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to release nearly 70,000 additional temporary, non-immigrant H-2B visas.
Southwood Garden Center has had to manage through the labor crunch like most companies in the green industry, particularly finding labor on the landscape and growing sides of the business.
Hiring and keeping good employees, while dealing with rising labor costs, have challenged growers across the country. Four Star President Tom Smith shares his ideas on how growers large and small can improve their labor outlook.
The Mexican government and businesses are working hard to keep their labor force at home, which could have an effect on how U.S. greenhouse operations source seasonal labor.
With labor at a premium, it’s important to know how to approach technology investments for a realistic return on investment.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are ramping up their inspection resources. Here are nine things you need to know in case you become the target of an inspection.
When Walters Gardens struggled to find a reliable workforce, it turned to a farm labor contractor for the solution.
Horticulture isn’t the only sector struggling for steady, skilled workers.
From the nursery, to the garden center, and in the landscape, plant selection is a major factor in the utilization of labor.
Getting started in the ag labor program may seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be, and there are several benefits.
Finding fresh faces for your workforce can be as simple as training people with no horticulture skills to redirect them into new careers in the green industry.
Labor was the big topic of conversation at Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers breakfast during Cultivate’18 in Columbus, OH.
Ten breeders put forth their best plant varieties for freeing up employees’ time in the greenhouse.