USDA Announces Appointments to the Christmas Tree Promotion Board

November 24, 2020 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of five producers and one importer to serve on the Christmas Tree Promotion Board with three-year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, and expiring Dec. 31, 2023.

2020: Consumer’s Holiday Mindset Amid a Pandemic

November 23, 2020 Beef Checkoff

The holiday season is in the not so distant future. This time of year, shopping begins to ramp up and gatherings are top of mind, but with a year like no other, how will COVID-19 impact the holiday spirit? In an effort to understand this better the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, launched a consumer survey with over 1,000 consumers to better understand how the 2020 holiday season may be different than any other year1.

The Poinsettia is the Christmas Flower

November 23, 2020 Post Register

The development of the poinsettia as the most popular Christmas flower is an interesting process. The natural color of poinsettias is a bright red color. Together with green leaves, it becomes the perfect combination for Christmas.


November 23, 2020 Rio Roses / Equiflor

Christmas is almost upon us, and it’s a season unlike any other. While the worst may not be over regarding the pandemic, we know that customers will still want to create a wonderful holiday with their families and friends.

What’s in “Store” for the 2020 Holiday Season?

The timeline of Christmas selling continues to evolve, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday compelling many retailers to be “first out” with the holiday. As a result, the transition time between Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas has become shorter and shorter each year as we compete with the efficiency of the 24/7 online “clicks” to buy floral products and other gifting items.