IN THE PRESS
What’s is an appropriation? A bouquet for the flower industry.
Senate spending bill language calls on White House to support US growers.
Certified American Grown Launches Platform for Fans to Support American Grown Act
Certified American Grown (CAG), the voice of American cut flower and foliage farmers is excited to launch a platform for flower fans around the country to sign up to support the effort to pass the “American Grown Act.” The Act has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and is awaiting hearing in committees allowing time for supporters to express their desire to pass the bill.
Florists Furious at James Corden: Flowers Not A Waste of Money
How can it be that James Corden, an Englishman born in the land of devoted gardeners and flower lovers, has dissed the delightful daffodil, the pillowy peony and even the beloved rose by declaring on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” that “flowers are a waste of money.”
‘Buy American Isn’t Just for Cars or Washing Machines: A Proposed Bill Applies to Flowers
When the U.S. government buys flowers, it makes sense they should buy flowers grown by Americans on American soil. That’s not just jingoism. It makes financial sense by supporting our local economy. And it makes environmental sense. But it is not what is happening.
Senate Joins House for Bill Using U.S. Grown Flowers at Federal Events
“Our federal agencies spend millions of dollars procuring flowers and greenery for our many events, ceremonies and galas, and those flowers should be American grown,” said Republican Senator Dan Sullivan.
Flower Farm Friendly “American Grown Act” Introduced into Congress
Maybe flowers can bring us together which is what Flower Power Daily tries to do every day. Considering that less than 25 percent of the flowers used and loved in the U.S. are domestically produced, this bill will help raise awareness and profits for flower growers by having official government events gather beautiful blooms solely from American farms.
New Bill Being Introduced for U.S. Grown Flowers at Federal Events
Considering that less than 25 percent of the flowers used and loved in the U.S. are domestically produced, a bipartisan bill called the American Grown Act (AGA) is being introduced to Congress this month to encourage some official government events to gather beautiful blooms solely from American farms.
Positively LEX 18: Florist uses leftover flowers from competition to honor veterans
Woodford County-based florist Beholden Blooms was selected as a semi-finalist for the international floral magazine the Florists’ Review and donated extra flowers to Lexington’s Veterans Affairs Hospital.
A Quest For Wellness – Offer Flowers And Plants As Solutions
If celebrating American Grown Flowers helps consumers enjoy more flowers in July, then go for it – but keep the promotional spirit going for the next 11 months.
Certified American Grown Now Represents Cut Flowers and Greens Nationwide
Certified American Grown, a diverse and unified coalition of small to large cut flower and greens farms across the U.S., has transitioned from a marketing and governmental relations group under the auspices of the California Cut Flower Commission to an independent trade association representing cut flower and greens farmers nationwide.
10 easy ways to give locally grown flowers for Valentine’s Day
If you’re saying “I love you” with flowers this Valentine’s Day, will you give imported roses bought at a big grocery store, a bouquet of American-grown blooms from a florist or a collection of colorful foliage from your yard?
Daisy Supply Chain
Ever wonder where those flowers in the grocery come from and why, no matter what time of year, there are always roses available? Just in time for Mother’s Day—the second busiest floral day behind Valentine’s Day—we look inside the billion dollar flower industry and trace the well oiled supply chain that makes sure saying it with flowers is always an option.
Red Twig Farms to Host First American Grown Field to Vase Dinner in Ohio
The annual dinner tour is a series of intimate gatherings centered around locally “grown” flowers, beer, wine, and food served by a farm-to-table chef. The dinner sets out to connect guests to America’s floricultural roots in scenic farm landscapes.
CERTIFIED AMERICAN GROWN APPLAUDS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCTION OF THE DON YOUNG AMERICAN GROWN ACT
Certified American Grown (CAG), the voice of American cut flower and foliage farmers applauds the bi-partisan introduction of the “Don Young American Grown Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives. Co-sponsors from throughout the country have joined together in supporting legislation to highlight the importance of American grown cut flowers and foliage growers and have named the Act in the honor of the late Congressman from Alaska, Don Young.
Certified American Grown Announces New Membership Opportunities
The newest category announced at last week’s annual membership meeting allows farms to join in a general, non-certified membership category giving all domestic farms the opportunity to be part of the only organization focused on the domestic cut flower and foliage industry.
Certified American Grown Supports 133rd Tournament of Roses® Parade Floats
Certified American Grown, the cut flower and foliage industry association focused on strategic promotion and advocacy for its members, has once again supported the Tournament of Roses® through generous donations of flowers and foliage to be used to adorn floats such as the Cal Poly Universities entry. Other floats, carriages and signage also utilized American grown beauties to help bring the festivities alive.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Get Counted! USDA Floriculture Survey Heads to All 50 States
Certified American Grown’s advocacy team asked and we have been heard! The Floriculture survey has received the largest expansion to date. Below is information provided by USDA-NASS based upon our efforts to ensure that all domestic farms be counted.
Certified American Grown Builds Community Through Support of the 105th Annual First Lady’s Luncheon
Certified American Grown, the cut flower and foliage industry association focused on advocacy and strategic promotion, has once again supported the building of community, fostered relationships, and created beauty through farm generosity and designer talent to decorate the 105th Annual First Lady’s Luncheon, hosted by The Congressional Club.
Certified American Grown Announces New Membership Category – Potted Plant Farms Can Now Join to Display the Seal
Certified American Grown (CAG), the voice of American cut flower and foliage farmers is excited to announce a new membership category for potted plant farms. This expansion opportunity seeks to provide American farms selling into the vibrant domestic marketplace an opportunity to showcase pride in American grown and let consumers know they have a choice to support domestic farmers, families and communities.
AMERICAN GROWN ACT INTRODUCED IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Certified American Grown is sponsoring the Act which will require the White House, State Department and Department of Defense to only display American grown flowers and foliage. The intention is to show support of the domestic growers, businesses, and communities in all fifty states by proudly displaying products in offices, at functions and during ceremonies under the jurisdiction of the departments listed.
CONGRESS INTRODUCES American Grown Flowers & FOLIAGE Month
Certified American Grown (CAG), the voice of American cut flower and foliage farmers is honored to receive the recognition and support of Congressional leaders for July’s celebration of American Grown Flowers and Foliage Month. Bi-partisan resolutions recognizing the contributions of American farms has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.
Certified American Grown Launches New Website
Certified American Grown, the cut flower and foliage industry association focused on advocacy and strategic promotion, has launched an engaging and powerful new website at www.americangrownflowers.org. The new site is loaded with features for the industry, buyers, and flower fans, alike.
Certified American Grown Becomes An Independent Trade Association
Certified American Grown, a diverse and unified coalition of small to large cut flower and greens farms across the United States, has transitioned from a marketing and governmental relations group under the auspices of the California Cut Flower Commission to an independent trade association representing cut flower and greens farmers nationwide.