Jan. 21 2016
A new master-planned community in Houston, Texas, is going to be the first of its kind, an ‘agrihood.’ All the homeowners in the Harvest Green development will have the chance to practice the farm ...
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Jan. 20 2016
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a new rule which requires ethanol-blended fuels to be labeled at the pump. This safety measure will be especially valuable for commercial mowers be ...
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Jan. 20 2016
Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, recently filed a lawsuit against the landscape company C & C Tree Service and 14 of its employees, for preying upon Indianapolis citizens to the tune of ten ...
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Jan. 19 2016
Experts on a panel for food safety, overseen by the California Central Valley Water Board, believe that reusing water is generally a smart idea, especially as California grapples with increasing water ...
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Jan. 19 2016
A former secretary at A & G Irrigation in Jerome, Idaho, pleaded guilty to two counts of grand theft for writing company checks to herself, worth thousands of dollars. She was charged in March 201 ...
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Jan. 18 2016
The now-former employee of a landscape company in Mars, Pennsylvania, lost his job after he appeared on a video, harassing and shouting racial epithets at a group of activists. The group was protesti ...
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Jan. 18 2016
A man and woman in Minden, Louisiana, are accused of breaking into a storage building, stealing and pawning yard tools worth thousands of dollars. The police chief said the victim called police and t ...
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Jan. 16 2016
Microbes are tiny, unseeable creatures doing tiny, unseeable things to people, wildlife and plants all around us. They are everywhere—inside the dirt, on your dog and even in your stomach. Scientist ...
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Jan. 15 2016
The town of New Canaan, Connecticut, has a problem. In part, it’s a problem caused by the intersection of local environmentally-sensitive wetlands and local landscape contractors, but it’s also a ...
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Jan. 14 2016
You may have heard the expression, “Save it for a rainy day,” referring to putting extra money away for some future project. In Southern California, that saying is now more like, “A rainy day?! ...
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Jan. 14 2016
The latest Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was recently released by the EPA, and it heralds an increase in the amount of ethanol fuels coming to our gas tanks. The RFS is part of a congressional incenti ...
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Jan. 13 2016
Residents of Washington, D.C., are getting to enjoy the pink and white blossoms of their famous cherry trees a few weeks longer than normal. The unusually warm fall and winter has ‘tricked’ the tr ...
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Jan. 13 2016
The city of Santa Maria, California, may fine a local business owner after he changed the landscape on his property to save water. City regulations require that business storefronts have at least ...
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Jan. 12 2016
Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation are pleased to announce the acquisition of Senninger Irrigation by Hunter Industries, effective January 4, 2016. Hunter and Senninger have been strategic par ...
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Jan. 12 2016
It’s a wet winter. In California, El Niño is turning streets into rivers, while in the Midwest, a real river--the Mississippi--overflowed its banks, damaging property in several states. These event ...
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Jan. 11 2016
Landscape and nursery company executive Steven F. Pagliarini will plead guilty to federal charges of withholding union benefits from workers on two separate projects. Pagliarini is executive vice pres ...
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Jan. 9 2016
Recently, firefighters in Passaic, New Jersey, worked overnight to contain a mulch blaze that was three stories high. The fire was reported at the Fredco Group Landscape Company, located in town ...
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Jan. 8 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply, formerly John Deere Landscapes, has announced that it has acquired Hydro-Scape Products. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Hydro-Scape has 17 locations in Southern Cali ...
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Jan. 8 2016
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled against a challenge to the state’s “dealer bill of rights” by lawn care equipment makers, who had stalled implementation of 2013 revisions to the state ...
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Jan. 7 2016
Two years ago, the city of Napa, California, raised around $500 million for a massive urban flood control project. The Napa River Bypass Project was to be a national landmark solution to recurring urb ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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