Month: February 2018

Seasonal Labor Crisis Looms Large

Last week, many NALP members received devastating news. They were informed by the Department of Labor that they would not receive the H-2B workers they were counting on. This year, due to an unprecedented volume of applications, over 60% of seasonal businesses were unsuccessful in getting workers through the H-2B program. The pending seasonal labor […]

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Pesticide Application Safety Work Group in Washington State

Written by: Heather Hansen of Washington Friends of Farms & Forests  What began as the most onerous anti-pesticide bill before the Washington State Legislature in decades, now creates a work group to study pesticide application safety.  Agricultural organizations in Washington went from opposed to support as the bill was amended.

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Sun Valley Landscaping Hosts a Landscape Career Day Event

Sun Valley Landscaping of Omaha, Nebraska, recently held a Landscape Career Day event at Beveridge Magnet Middle School. Using materials from NALP’s Landscape Career Day planning guide  the Sun Valley Team introduced 180 seventh grade students to the wide range of careers available in the landscape industry.

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3 “Can’t-Miss” SEO Trends to Implement in 2018

Author, Alain Parcan, director of marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., and NALP consultant, contributed this article.  When today’s customers are looking up products and services, it’s no secret Google is the number one option. Therefore, it is easy to see why business owners are desperately seeking the right answers when trying to solve the mystery of […]

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EPA Extends Neonic Comment Period

In part, due to pressure from NALP and other industry stakeholders the EPA has granted a 60-day extension to the current neonicotinoid benefits assessment open comment period. Comments must now be submitted by April 21, 2018.  This additional time will allow landscape professionals to more fully respond to the content and approach reflected in the EPA’s […]

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NALP Leaders Meet with DHS

Last week, a group of NALP leaders and other stakeholders met with senior staff at DHS to stress the critical need for H-2B cap relief. The meeting was the latest step in a continuing dialogue that NALP has established with key administrative personnel to call for short term cap relief as well as a permanent […]

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10 Point WOTUS Review

Already this year, there have been several noteworthy developments related to WOTUS and revisions that are being made under the current administration. There are a lot of moving parts and understanding where things stand can get confusing. Recently, NALP consultant David Crow of DCLRS provided a breakdown of where things stand that provides significant clarity […]

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Landscape and Lawn Care CEO Lessons

At Leaders Forum, the executive level leadership conference of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, top industry CEOs shared their struggles and challenges on the way to success with panel host, Scott Jamieson of Bartlett Tree Experts. 

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NALP Board of Directors Announced

At Leaders Forum, the National Association of Landscape Professionals annual executive-level conference, the association’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors was sworn in.  Their terms begin on May 1.

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NALP's Foundation Board Announced

  The 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Foundation has been announced. Their terms begin on May 1.

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