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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: The landscape industry needs more than 45,000 H-2B visas Posted on 04 Mar 2020 in the Blog categories.

As expected, the annual statutory cap of 66,000 H-2B visas for the federal fiscal year 2019-2020 was reached on Feb. 18. This means that all for H-2B visas received after... Read more»

Government Affairs: H-2B efforts turn toward Homeland Security acting secretary Posted on 05 Feb 2020 in the Blog categories.

Last December, Congress approved an additional 65,000 H-2B visas above the statutory limit of 66,000, subject, however, to the approval of the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. H-2B... Read more»

Minimum wage rose in 21 states, 26 counties and cities Jan. 1 Posted on 08 Jan 2020 in the Blog categories.

Landscape contractors in 21 states and 26 counties and cities will see the hourly wage that they must pay their workers rise as of Jan. 1 of this year. In... Read more»

Researchers hope new shot will prevent Lyme disease Posted on 03 Dec 2019 in the Blog categories.

As an occupation, landscape contracting employees run one of the highest risks for getting Lyme disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identifies landscape workers as being... Read more»

Put these 2 issues on your radar Posted on 05 Nov 2019 in the Blog categories.

Two issues that should be on your radar screen are the H-2B fly-in in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 and the new federal overtime rules that will go into effect... Read more»

E-Verify may be coming to your state soon Posted on 07 Oct 2019 in the Blog categories.

The controversial federal E-Verify system may already be required for landscape contractors in your state. If not, it may be coming soon. E-Verify is a federal, web-based electronic system that... Read more»