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Gregg Robertson, Landscape Management's government relations blogger, is a government relations consultant for the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) and president of Conewago Ventures. From 2002 until May 2013 he served as president of PLNA. Reach him at

Posts by Gregg Robertson

Government Affairs: The state of immigration, H-2B reform in Congress Posted on 03 Jul 2018 in the Blog categories.

For a moment in mid-June it seemed like the stars might be aligning for getting the returning-worker exemption reinstated in the H-2B visa program. If reinstated, the returning-worker exemption would... Read more»

Government Affairs: OSHA silica dust rule one year later—are you complying? Posted on 05 Jun 2018 in the Blog categories.

Last Sept. 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect workers from exposure to excessive levels of airborne... Read more»

Government Affairs: Louisiana bill could halt professional certifications by private organizations Posted on 02 May 2018 in the Blog categories.

A bill recently introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives could bring a halt to the use of private professional certifications in that state. Certifications that are offered by trade... Read more»

Government Affairs: The H-2B guest-worker program gets potential one-year increase Posted on 03 Apr 2018 in the Blog categories.

Taking advantage of the “must-pass” omnibus federal spending bill for fiscal year 2018-2019, advocates for the H-2B guest-worker visa program managed to get an extension of the authority for the... Read more»

Government Affairs: What’s all the fuss over 2,4-D and dicamba? Posted on 02 Mar 2018 in the Blog categories.

The herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba have been around for a long time. Both have been go-to herbicides in the fight against weeds, both in production agriculture and landscape maintenance. But... Read more»

Government Affairs: Things look grim for H-2B, but there is hope Posted on 06 Feb 2018 in the Blog categories.

On Dec. 21, not three months after the start of the federal fiscal year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it had reached the six-month cap of 33,000... Read more»

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