Greenhouse industry: One size does not fit all

Greenhouse industry: One size does not fit all

It used to be that when you tried to gauge the pulse of the greenhouse market, one issue would tend to rise above the rest. Labor is the obvious one, and in 2021, the supply chain dominated the discussion.

That is no longer the case. A wide range of greenhouse growers, representing multiple regions and crops, participated in Greenhouse Grower’s 2022 State of the Industry survey. In doing so, they voiced strong opinions on everything from economic conditions to meeting consumer demand while dealing with shortages in both talent and hard goods.

Keep reading to learn more about the driving factors shaping the horticulture industry as we move into 2023, and how growers, suppliers, and others are navigating an increasingly challenging environment. Starting with …

What Are the Top Concerns You Have Regarding Your Business?

  • The economy (59%)
  • Production costs (57%)
  • Labor costs (37%)
  • Availability of skilled labor (29%)
  • Transportation (14%)


Labor was and still is the dominant concern facing the horticulture industry. The close of 2022 did bring some good news at least, with the Biden administration doubling the number of H-2B visas available for 2023. You can learn more here.

Continue reading.

Image by Drazen Zigic on Freepik



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