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NALP Hosts Another Successful H-2B Fly-In

NALP partnered with the Federation of Employers & Workers of America, the Seasonal Employment Alliance, and AmericanHort to host their annual H-2B fly-in on May 21-22, prior to the Department of Homeland and Department of Labor Appropriations markup. This is our prime time to speak with legislators about the importance of the H-2B program and […]

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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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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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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 result of activism by those opposed to many different aspects of landscape operations, from pesticides […]

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When you live the industry

I have spent 50 plus years in this profession, so it’s safe to say this is the only work I’ve ever done. As senior vice president of Government Affairs and Industry Relations for TruGreen, I’m still very involved with the industry, networking with landscape professionals and lawn care operators around the country. Indeed, throughout my […]

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Let's Start Winning the 'Other' Battle

For the last three years, landscape professionals have been in survival mode, cutting out every excess cost, becoming more efficient, and literally dissecting every aspect of their operations in order to remain viable. It’s been a battle, but companies are better for it, today. Something was missing, though, while we were in the trenches. We […]

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