Tag Archives: The National Association of Landscape Professionals

NALP Attends the Quarterly Meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board

NALP VP of Government Relations Paul Mendelsohn traveled to Boston this past week to join Director of State and Local Government Relations Bob Mann in attending the quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board.  Topics covered in the meeting included … Continue reading

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NALP Presents at 2017 National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention

On Wednesday, December 6, Martha Hill, member of the NALP Workforce Development Committee, presented to high school educators about Growing Careers in the Landscape Industry at the National Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  The secondary school … Continue reading

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Potential Restrictions for Insecticides in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, a bill that would restrict the use of neonicotinoid insecticides such as imidacloprid has been favorably voted out of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding for Pesticide Review

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment released its FY 18 bill and has requested continued funding for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). This request is necessary because the current Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) expires in 2017, … Continue reading

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Member Action Still Needed on H-2B

  NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. … Continue reading

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Last week, 100 meetings with Congress Regarding H-2B

On November 2, 2017 landscape professionals and employers representing other seasonal businesses joined forces to advocate for H-2B cap relief. The event resulted in over 100 meetings with key members of Congress. During the meetings, Representatives, Senators, and their staff … Continue reading

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House Committee Approves Mandatory E-Verify

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 20-10 the Legal Workforce Act (HR 3711). This bill, which was introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA), would require … Continue reading

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Advocate for H-2B Cap-reform November 2nd, 2017

Next Thursday, NALP and other members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition will join forces with PES, Mas Labor, Labor Consultants International, Amigos, and Action Visa, to descend on Capitol Hill and advocate for H-2B cap-reform. We invite landscape professionals with seasonal … Continue reading

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IGI Researches Homeowners’ Usage of Lawn and Landscape Services

NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative commissioned research from Harris Poll to better understand homeowners’ usage of professional lawn and landscape services and to learn about consumer buying behaviors and perceptions about the industry. The survey was conducted online within the United … Continue reading

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Legislation in New Hampshire Could Limit Pesticide Use on Sports Fields

At NALP, we scour the fifty states looking for proposed legislation that might affect your business.  Some of these bills are authored by legislators whose heart is in the right place but their ideas are misguided.  Others, however, are the … Continue reading

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