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Gregg Robertson, Landscape Management's government relations blogger, is a government relations consultant for the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) and president of Conewago Ventures. From 2002 until May 2013 he served as president of PLNA. Reach him at

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Government Affairs: EPA cancels registrations of 12 neonic pesticides Posted on 29 May 2019 in the Blog categories.

On May 20, 2019, the EPA published notice in the Federal Register canceling the registrations of twelve neonicotinoid-containing pesticides (neonics). Read more»

Government Affairs: EPA reaffirms safety of glyphosate, environmental groups disagree, controversy continues Posted on 01 May 2019 in the Blog categories.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim decision on the herbicide glyphosate. They have received pushback from environmental groups. Read more»

Government Affairs: Are you ready for the new federal overtime rule? Posted on 03 Apr 2019 in the Blog categories.

On March 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed regulations concerning the much-anticipated revised threshold for workers exempt from overtime pay. The rule proposes to raise the minimum salary threshold... Read more»

Government Affairs: Is H-2B reform stuck in a time loop? Posted on 06 Mar 2019 in the Blog categories.

For those of you who have seen the Bill Murray classic movie, “Groundhog Day,” the H-2B saga seems reminiscent. As part of the deal to end the partial shutdown of... Read more»

Government Affairs: Status checks on H-2B and new pesticide rules Posted on 05 Feb 2019 in the Blog categories.

Rolling the H-2B stone up the Hill again After a 35-day partial government shutdown, Congress passed a temporary three-week spending bill without — you guessed it — H-2B reform language.... Read more»

Government Affairs: H-2B reforms fall victim to border wall fight, but brighter days ahead? Posted on 07 Jan 2019 in the Blog categories.

A tentative agreement to double the number of H-2B visas and implement other reforms to the guest worker program did not move forward in December, as hoped, with critical federal... Read more»