Ecuador’s Flower Industry Shifts Toward Hemp As Rose Sales Wither

At one of Ecuador’s oldest flower farms, workers are planting hemp on land that traditionally used for roses, making a bet that selling cannabinoid products will help offset the decline in flower sales caused by the pandemic.

The Politics of Flowers

You might have noticed that fresh flower prices have risen a bit in the past few weeks. Who would ever think that a new tax on people in one South American country, Colombia, would ever have an effect here in Auburn, New York? That is exactly what has happened.

Jet Fresh Flower Growers Boutique Farm Constructs Greenhouses in Ecuador

Within the year, Jet Fresh Flower Growers has constructed two new greenhouses bringing the current total to 14, with additional room for more development in the near future.

Floral Industry Receives Economic Relief through GSP Addition

U.S. wholesalers and importers will no longer pay a 6.8 percent tariff on Ecuadorian roses, the culmination of a year-long effort by the Society of American Florists and other industry groups to bring economic relief to buyers in the industry.

U.S. Cut Roses Industry Disappointed by White House Decision to Remove Tariff Protection

November 5, 2020 Certified American Grown

The California Cut Flower Commission (“CCFC”) and Certified American Grown (“CAG”), representing the American fresh cut flower industry and hundreds of workers, and farmers, expressed disappointment and concern at the Trump Administration’s decision to remove long-standing duties on imports of cut roses from Ecuador. As a result of the decision, a 6.8% duty that has helped protect the U.S. industry from large volumes of low-priced imports of Ecuadorian fresh cut roses has been eliminated.