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Episode 174


Topic: Lawn Care Issues Update

Guest: Andrew Bray, Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Membership, National Association of Landscape Professionals

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our sponsors Coalmarch by Workwave and PestSure

  • PMP Industry Insiders Peer Groups

  • The Farm Bill, what it is and why it matters for the pest and lawn care industries

  • The continued focus on pesticide preemption

  • How lawn care is often demonized

  • The politics going on with the Farm Bill

  • How NALP plans to issue election-related information around Labor Day

  • Andrew's take on how this election year politics could play out with the House, Senate and presidency

  • What he's seeing regarding employment law, including a new overtime rule (Note: the new rule was issued between the recording and release of this episode

  • State "hotspots," including Colorado's attempts to roll back pesticide preemption and water-related issues, and California's bans on selling gas-powered equipment

  • Why Andrew says embracing technology is an important part of advocacy and moving the industries forward

  • Donnie's experience securing a service tax carve out, thanks to industry advocacy efforts

Resources mentioned:

Notable/Quotable: "Whether you like politics or you don't like politics, you probably have a vested interest in almost anything that's happening there, so please pay attention and plan to vote." —Andrew Bray, NALP

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