Last Thursday, Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership met officially for the first time to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill, prior to full Conference Committee discussions. Leadership of the Committees that met include Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rep. […]
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned for their annual August recess. The August recess is a critical in-district work period, especially in an election year. The Senate will have an abbreviated August recess, currently scheduled for the first full week of August before returning to D.C. to handle confirmation hearings. This is an […]
On Thursday July 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published Registration Review; Draft Human Health Risk Assessments for Atrazine, Propazine, and Simazine and Draft Cumulative Human Health Risk Assessment for the Triazines (Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine); Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The publication serves as the draft human health risk assessment (DRA) to support the Registration […]
On Wednesday July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill along party lines (29-22), the bill included an amendment that would exempt returning workers from the H-2B statutorily mandated cap. The amendment was strongly endorsed by NALP and the H-2B Coalition as a legitimate […]
By Cheryl Steelberg, Bruce Wilson & Co. In tech-dense Austin, the cloud is king. Native Land Design’s Ben Collinsworth talks about how technology drives his business and how it can transform yours. How do you stay on top of emerging technology? Austin is an innovative tech hub and expectations are high. When everyone in our […]
Article Author Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Have you ever visited a Website and been so disappointed by its functionality that you immediately moved on? What if your Website is similarly “turning off” your Website visitors right now? It’s easy for landscape professionals to get caught up […]
NALP has hired Andrew Bray to serve as the association’s new Vice President of Government Relations, effective July 9th. Andrew is a driven professional and a tireless policy advocate with over 15 years of legislative, regulatory, campaign and legal experience. Most recently Andrew has served as the Vice President of Public Policy at the National […]
This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list. As the beginning of July is just around the corner, here are some things that […]
Organizations across the country are using Pollinator Protection Week to remind the public about the importance of pollinators to our nation’s food supply and offering ways people can support pollinator health. If you’re looking for content to share, consider one of these articles or our pollinator tip sheet.
NALP’s Missy Henriksen appeared on Fox and Friends this past weekend for two segments about the industry. In the first segment, she touted the merits of healthy lawns before showcasing some of the latest technology available from industry companies, Husqvarna’s suite of battery operated equipment and Stihl’s iMow.