TAG: American Nursery & Landscape Association

The big 5-Oh! for Landscape Management

September 16, 2012By and

Here’s our list (in no particular order) of 50 people, issues, organizations and technologies that have influenced the Green Industry over the last five decades. 1 American Nursery & Landscape Association — Though it was founded 86 years before LM, ANLA has made quite an impact in the last five decades it’s been around. With a member mix that includes... read more

IR-4 Getting Lost in Budget Shuffle

May 12, 2012By

ANLA says IR-4 Project is threatened with elimination under USDA’s proposed 2013 budget.   The IR-4 Project was established by Congress in 1963 to assist domestic growers of fruits, vegetables, herbs, nursery and greenhouse plants, and other specialty crops by facilitating the registration of safe and effective technologies, through U.S. EPA, to protect them from insects, plant diseases, weeds and other pests.... read more

Court issues injunction blocking changes to H-2B

April 27, 2012By

District Court Judge M.C. Rodgers on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the H-2B program rule, ensuring landscapers will be able to rely on their H-2B workers for the forseeable future. The program rule would have been implemented by the Department of Labor nationwide on April 27. The ruling also should impact the DOL’s plans to implement... read more

ANLA and OFA form joint venture

January 5, 2012By

WASHINGTON — OFA — The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association announce the formation of a joint venture, initially focusing on business education and government relations activities. ANLA President Bob Lyons, Sunleaf Nursery (OH), states, “The industry is facing significant opportunities and challenges that require its national trade associations to respond as never before. OFA... read more

Role reversal and the Age of Necessity

July 1, 2010By

It’s the circle of life. As our children grow into adults and we grow into grandparents, we hope our children remember at least some of the things we did for them and lend us a hand during our times of need. The world’s economy is no different. Welcome to seniorhood, America. “Nine out of 10 people under the age of... read more

ANLA applauds introduction of Senate SBA Tree Planting Bill

May 4, 2010By

WASHINGTON — On April 29, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) commended Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) for introducing a Senate version of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Assistance (SBESA) Act of 2010. This legislation recognizes the role of small businesses in creating jobs, promoting energy efficiency, providing environmental benefits and making retail and commercial areas more appealing by reauthorizing... read more