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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

Posts by Gregg Robertson

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»

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»