The Senate yesterday passed a resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) promoting the American flower industry and designating July 2023 as “American Grown Flower Month.”
“California grows nearly 70 percent of the cut flowers in the United States, which are sold by thousands of businesses across the country, generating tens of thousands of jobs. Our resolution encourages everyone to support our nation’s flower farmers and to always look on the label to ensure your flowers are American-grown,” said Senator Feinstein.
“Innovative and hard-working Alaskans have established a world-class flower industry in our great state thanks in part to Alaska’s moderate weather, cool soil conditions, and long and sunny summer days,” said Senator Sullivan. “Alaska’s beautiful, saturated blooms are some of the most sought-after in the world for weddings and events – with the added benefit of being available well after the traditional growing season has ended in other parts of the country. During the month of July, we celebrate American Grown Flower Month and all of the Americans who bring them to us, including the hundreds of local, family-owned growers in Alaska!”
“California proudly grows around 70 percent of the country’s fresh cut flowers – the most of any state,” said Senator Padilla. “California-grown flowers, whether Gerbera daisies, roses, lilies, carnations or chrysanthemums, are important to the economic vitality of our state, yet less than 25 percent of flowers used in the U.S. are domestically produced. I am proud to support this resolution to support our flower farmers and the use of American-grown flowers across the federal government.”
The full text of the resolution is available here