Year: 2017

First Half of H-2B Cap Hit

On December 21, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the 33,000 cap for the first half of fiscal year 2018 was reached on December 15. This means that with extremely limited exceptions seasonal businesses who petitioned USCIS for workers with a start date after December 15 and before April 1, will not […]

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Top Blog Posts of 2017

What, 2017 is over already? We hope NALP helped deliver a few light bulb moments this year that helped propel your business.  Here are the top 5 blog posts from Landscape Industry Essentials in 2017. Top 5 Landscapes Sales Tips that Work –  Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, shares gives his […]

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Congress Delivers on Promised Tax Reform Christmas Gift

Congressional Republicans delivered on their goal of passing a major tax reform bill, and now the measure goes to President Trump who has indicated plans to immediately sign the bill into law once it is enrolled and formally presented. The President has said on numerous occasions that he wanted the bill finalized in time for […]

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Landscape and Lawn Care Companies Light up the Holidays

Would it surprise you to learn that 25% of the member companies of the National Association of Landscape Professionals do Christmas lighting and decor for their commercial and residential clients? For all of the landscapes pros who have been hard at work this season – thank you for making the holidays shine brighter!  Here are […]

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Congress Acts to Avoid Government Shutdown; NALP Continues to Urge Cap-Relief

Last week, Congress passed a temporary spending bill, or continuing resolution, to fund the federal government through December 22.  Over the next two weeks, lawmakers hope to negotiate the terms of a larger spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal 2018, which runs through September 30, 2018.   Please share!

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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 the announcement of those who will form the new Pesticide Advocacy Council, including our own […]

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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 educators in attendance were exposed to NALP’s careers website, www.LandscapeIndustryCareers.org, as well as the National […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Attend Leaders Forum

Do you really need seven reasons to attend Leaders Forum, the top executive learning experience for Lawn Care and Landscape CEOs, Owners, and Managers? Not when it is at the all inclusive Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, January 25-27. Act fast, the early discount pricing ends – Friday, December 12, 2017. Please share!

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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. Please share!

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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, and attempts to extend the act are being held up due by several democrats who […]

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