12 episodes

Welcome to The Green Report. TNLA started the Green Report as a way to bring you up-to-date on the news and politics that affect the green industry in Texas. From growers to landscapers and everyone in between, each business is impacted by the politicians, legislators, and regulators of every stripe and this is our effort to bring you up to speed on what you need to know.

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Welcome to The Green Report. TNLA started the Green Report as a way to bring you up-to-date on the news and politics that affect the green industry in Texas. From growers to landscapers and everyone in between, each business is impacted by the politicians, legislators, and regulators of every stripe and this is our effort to bring you up to speed on what you need to know.

    TNLA Green Report Season 2 Episode 2: Mike Meroney - Advocating to Develop Employer Workforce Solutions to Build a Better Future for the Industry

    TNLA Green Report Season 2 Episode 2: Mike Meroney - Advocating to Develop Employer Workforce Solutions to Build a Better Future for the Industry

    TNLA takes a deep dive with Mike Maroney, an independent lobbyist fighting for better workforce solutions and developing curriculum for high school students. Mike is a strong advocate when it comes to developing a strong workforce for the future. During this episode, he provides insight on some of the bills he has worked on when industries have hit the panic button on their employment struggle. Mike also walks us through his current work on driving policymakers to pass legislation to help add highly valued high school curriculum to TEA's"magic list" of IBC's, plus much more.

    • 38 min
    TNLA Green Report Season 2 Episode 1: Economic Impact of the Texas Green Industry

    TNLA Green Report Season 2 Episode 1: Economic Impact of the Texas Green Industry

    Dr. Marco Palma & Dr. Charlie Hall


    What is the economic contribution of the Texas nursery and landscape industry?  Listen in as Dr. Marco Palma and Dr. Charlie Hall dive into the details of the most recent report from Texas A&M University on the impact of our industry on the State of Texas.  With the 2020 report detailing over $22 billion dollars in total sales, there is a lot of value to discuss for business owners and policymakers. 


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    • 50 min
    Episode 10: Zaira Garcia, Texas State Director of FWD.us

    Episode 10: Zaira Garcia, Texas State Director of FWD.us

    Episode 10 features Zaira Garcia, Texas State Director of FWD.us, a national organization with state-level chapters focused on fixing the broken U.S. immigration system.  Amongst the priorities for FWD.us is improving the H-2B and H-2A programs, something the green industry has been working on for years. In this episode, we go into the work of FWD.us and their partnership with TNLA along with other Texas business groups to improve these vital programs.

    Thank you to our sponsor of this episode for the support, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency.


     


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    • 27 min
    TNLA Green Report Episode 9: John Farner with the Irrigation Association

    TNLA Green Report Episode 9: John Farner with the Irrigation Association

    In this episode, our guest is John Farner who serves as the Industry Development Director for the national Irrigation Association. John jumps into topics related to COVID relief, federal developments on water, and a brief overview of the election landscape heading into November 2020. John gives our audience a perspective of someone who is working on water-related issues in Congress and someone who monitors the development of irrigation policy across the United States.
     
    Thank you to our sponsor of this episode for the support, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency.

    • 42 min
    TNLA Green Report Episode 8- Tiffany Lashmet of Texas Agriculture Law Blog

    TNLA Green Report Episode 8- Tiffany Lashmet of Texas Agriculture Law Blog

    In this episode of the TNLA Green Report we interview Tiffany Lashmet, author of the Texas Agriculture Law Blog. Tiffany is an associate professor and extension specialist for the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.  In our interview we covered the Water of the United States update, liability on pesticide drift, landowner liability, and property rights.  Be sure to listen to the episode and check out Tiffany's blog at https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/about/.


     

    • 34 min
    Legislator Spotlight - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Ep. 7

    Legislator Spotlight - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Ep. 7

    The Green Report speaks with Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller, head of a massive state agency that impacts the green industry daily. In this episode we review some of the critical functions of the agency and discuss some ongoing efforts TNLA and TDA are working in partnership. Commissioner Miller gives an update on the trade missions and disease control efforts in our state.

     

    • 23 min

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