Unlike many sectors of the agricultural economy, nursery and ornamental greenhouse production tends to be influenced primarily by the state of the general U.S. economy – particularly housing markets and consumer spending. Charlie Hall discusses how the continued good performance of the overall economy is positive for the green industry heading into 2020.
Did you know that spending on landscape improvements increase property value $1.09 for every $1.00 invested? That’s a healthy home improvement payoff! Dr. Charlie Hall presents more on plant value proposition and economic indicators for the green industry in this presentation summary.
Coming off several years of reduced farm income, Northeast agriculture is looking forward to better results in 2017. A number of factors combined to produce diminished financial returns across multiple ag sectors in 2016, and we are looking for modest recovery in the year ahead.