The deadline is fast approaching to complete the USDA Census of Horticulture Specialties. All growers of plant material should have received this form in the mail. They have until this Thursday, Feb. 5 to submit the form. It it was misplaced or never received, it can be downloaded here.
The OAN strongly urges all growers to complete the census form as required. The census results, due to be released later this year, will provide important statistics on the size, scope and economic impact of the nursery and greenhouse industry, both here in Oregon and nationally.
These stats will in turn greatly aid in advocacy efforts by OAN, AmericanHort and others on behalf of growers. Such efforts ensure that growers are permitted to operate in a business friendly environment, and that critical research for the advancement and protection of the industry gets funded and completed.
When the results are published next fall, we will share the information with OAN membrers in the Member Update, as well as in Digger magazine. For more information on the Census of Horticulture Specialties, click here.