Soil And Mulch Producer News
Driving Hour Restrictions Cost Industry $1 Billion Per Year
Training Is Critical To Safety At Mulching Yards
For Plants, Landscapes, AG, A Love Affair With Mulch
The Mulch & Soil Council - Serving the Industry for 48 Years
Driving Hour Restrictions Cost Industry $1 Billion Per Year
By Ken McEntee

Federal Hours of Service (HOS) restrictions on truck drivers are costing the mulch and soil industry more than $1 billion per year - averaging close to $5 million per company, the Mulch and Soil Council (MSC) estimated. Mulch and soil producers could save that amount if they are granted an Agricultural Commodity Exemption to HOS regulations, said Robert LaGasse, MSC executive director.

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Training Is Critical To Safety At Mulching Yards
By Ken McEntee

Workplace injury reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can serve as gruesome reminders about how dangerous grinders and other mulching facility equipment can be when proper safety precautions aren't utilized.

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For Plants, Landscapes, AG, A Love Affair With Mulch
By P.J. Heller

Mulch may be the not so secret ingredient when it comes to successful landscaping and plant growth.

For nearly 100 years, the benefits of mulch for various applications, such as agriculture and landscaping, have been studied and recognized.

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The Mulch & Soil Council - Serving the Industry for 48 Years
By Robert C. LaGasse, Executive Director

Most trade associations get started when a group of industry people band together to fight a common problem like unfair laws or regulations or even unethical and anti-competitive trade practices. Working together to solve a common business interest may take months or years, but when the problem is solved— then what?

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image The Mulch & Soil Council - Serving the Industry for 48 Years

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