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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: 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»

Government Affairs: Congress delays possible vote on H-2B reforms for 2 weeks Posted on 12 Dec 2018 in the Blog categories.

Last Friday, Dec. 7, funding for several federal agencies was due to run out unless Congress passed a set of appropriations bills, which we hoped would contain reforms to the... Read more»

Government Affairs: After Nov. 6, will it be a new age of bipartisanship or more gridlock? Posted on 02 Nov 2018 in the Blog categories.

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections just days away, what can we expect come Jan. 1 in the new Congress? The consensus of the pollsters and pundits is the U.S.... Read more»

Government Affairs: Congress defers action on H-2B program until after midterm elections Posted on 02 Oct 2018 in the Blog categories.

The H-2B returning-worker provision and some modest H-2B reforms did not make it into the fiscal year 2019 federal appropriations bills, as business advocates had hoped. Appropriations bills, except DHS... Read more»

Government Affairs: Will the H-2B returning-worker provision be approved by Congress this fall? Posted on 04 Sep 2018 in the Blog categories.

This summer, the landscape contracting industry has faced what may be the tightest labor market in its history. With the economy running at full tilt, the unemployment rate at near... Read more»