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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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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»

Another go-round for H-2B: A permanent fix for H-2B remains elusive Posted on 04 Sep 2019 in the Blog categories.

While the H-2B guest worker program used by many landscape contractors had its best year since 2008, program advocates find themselves once again engaged in the annual battle to convince... Read more»

Government Affairs: We’ve made progress, but work-related injuries still too high Posted on 06 Aug 2019 in the Blog categories.

In the early 2000s, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a list of seven target industries on which to concentrate its compliance and enforcement efforts. At the... Read more»

Government Affairs: Stay up to date on immigration law Posted on 01 Jul 2019 in the Blog categories.

President Trump has made immigration enforcement the centerpiece of his administration. This enforcement thrust has increased the pressure on the landscape contracting industry to be vigilant in following federal rules... Read more»