TAG: pesticide rules

Government Affairs: Status checks on H-2B and new pesticide rules

February 5, 2019By

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. It was a long shot that H-2B would be included in the temporary spending bill, but advocates for the program, including AmericanHort and the National Association of Landscape Professionals put... read more

Government Affairs: New federal pesticide certification rules are final

January 4, 2017By

The pesticide applicator certification regulations the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working on for well over a year, are now final and have been published in the Federal Register. These regulations are the last of several regulatory packages affecting landscape professionals pushed through the regulatory process in the last two years of the Obama Administration. Although the regulations... read more

Government Affairs: Landscape contractors will face new federal regulations in 2016

February 3, 2016By

The Obama Administration, now in its last year, is trying to push through a number of new regulations that will affect landscape contractors before time runs out. Here is a run-down of the new regulatory packages that may impact your business and one that may not. New Pesticide Rules One of the latest regulatory changes proposed by the Environmental Protection... read more