Market fluctuations and shifting consumer trends can create economic complications for businesses across industries. However, even though an economic downturn may be looming, the nursery industry’s current strength provides a sturdy foundation for making informed business decisions that could position companies for stability and growth, regardless of outside influences. Following are three steps your nursery […]
While Oregon employers can end employment at any time and for any reason, there are several exceptions.
A recent trip to Washington, D.C. leaves lasting impressions on OAN board president Mark Bigej
A is for April — and Annuals.
In this special edition of Digger magazine, we look at water, one of the key ingredients for growing plants.
Business advisers can help nursery owners build a company that will last for generations.
Agricultural rights holders commonly face a variety of dilemmas.
A federal court has put on hold the EPA’s new “waters of the United States” rule, which was announced back in the spring and was widely criticized by leaders from both major political parties as a case of federal overreach. Opponents, including most agricultural groups, fear the rule, if implemented, could subject marginal waterways to […]
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced last week that the minimum wage will remain unchanged next year because the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation and a key economic indicator, was almost unchanged. By law, Oregon’s minimum wage is tied to the CPI. The CPI rose .02 percent, according to annual economic numbers released by the federal government, […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor released new H-2B visa regulations last week after previous versions were struck down by a federal judge. The new rules go into effect this week. While larger employers may be able to follow the rules, added requirements may make it more difficult for […]