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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.

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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 heard directly from seasonal business owners about the real world implications of the H-2B cap. […]

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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 employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system. Administered […]

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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 States between September 28 – October 2, 2017 among 2,171 adults aged 18+, among whom […]

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NALP Celebrates New Headquarters in Fairfax

We moved into our new association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, in late August, and on October 3, we held the official grand opening party welcoming guests, vendors and to our new offices. We couldn’t be more excited with how our new space embodies the NALP brand and brings the outdoors in.  Thanks to everyone who […]

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H-2B Survey Confirms Need for Cap-Relief

For nearly two months, NALP and our H-2B Workforce Coalition partners have been aggressively advocating for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly to provide immediate cap relief. Our effort has emphasized the significant impact that the H-2B cap has on landscape professionals and other seasonal employers. These impacts were strongly confirmed in a recent […]

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Why Join An Association?

Have you been thinking about joining an association? Our infographic highlights a few reasons why people join. NALP helps landscape and lawn care companies, large and small, reach their goals by providing business solutions and professional differentiators such as certification, safety recognition, and awards; helping you build a more profitable and successful company and giving your […]

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Critical Timing for the H-2B Day on the Hill

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, the H-2B Coalition and more than 100 landscape professionals and colleagues from allied industries joined together on the Hill on April 26, at a crucial time in the battle for H-2B reform.  John McMahon, the Executive Director of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, is pictured here with a […]

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NALP Advocacy Heavily Focused on H-2B Fix

NALP continues to aggressively advocate for the need to address significant problems in the H-2B guest worker program. We understand the crucial need that H-2B serves for many of our members who rely on a dependable seasonal workforce. In January, NALP staff met with over a dozen legislative offices to discuss H-2B and the immediate […]

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New NPDES Permit Requirements Now in Effect

EPA just released a pre-publication copy of its 2016 Pesticide General Permit (PGP), which takes effect October 31, 2016.  The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit replaces the 2011 PGP that expired at midnight on October 31.  The 2011 permit was issued in response to National Cotton Council of America. v. EPA, in […]

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