AmericanHort Joins Delegations from Oregon, Florida
The AmericanHort advocacy team was glad to partner last week with leadership delegations from the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association to raise Congressional awareness of our key shared federal priorities. Joined by members of the AmericanHort team, these state delegations met with Senate and House lawmakers to discuss the important issues affecting the horticulture industry. Issues discussed included the need for workforce stability and labor solutions, the Social Security Administration’s recently reimplemented “No Match Letters”, and the need for legislation like the Agricultural Trucking Relief Act (H.R. 1673) to provide regulatory uniformity when shipping horticultural products.
Since the meeting, two additional representatives have cosponsored the trucking bill – Reps. Gregory Steube (R-FL) and Trent Kelly (R-MS). The joint lobbying efforts also cultivated support from both sides of the aisle for a soon-to-be-released Senate companion trucking bill.