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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: 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»

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»