What is an Ag Retailer

Ag retailers provide goods and services to farmers including seed, crop protection products, fertilizer, crop scouting, soil testing, custom application services and development of comprehensive nutrient management plans.

Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Pest Control Advisors (PCAs) are often retained on the retailer’s staff to provide professional guidance and crop input recommendations to farmers and consumers.

Agricultural retailers range in size from small, family-held businesses to large companies and farmer-owned cooperatives with many outlet stores. Large and small retail facilities are scattered throughout all 50 states and provide important goods and services, as well as jobs and economic opportunities in rural and suburban communities.

Suppliers to America's Farmers

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) offers programs and services designed to keep agricultural retailers on top of critical issues that impact profitability. The landscape of crop input practices, technology developments and government regulations are constantly changing. Staying informed means staying ahead, and no organization helps the retail distribution industry more than ARA.

ARA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that represents the interests of agricultural retailers and distributors across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues. As the political voice for agricultural retailers and distributors, ARA advocates on critical issues, educates legislators and collaborates with regulatory officials on important issues affecting the industry.

ARA Mission Statement

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support its members in their quest to maintain a profitable business environment, adapt to a changing world and preserve their freedom to operate.

ARA Annual Reports

2013 ARA Annual Report

Responsibility in Action, Resilient by Nature: the Annual Report highlights the achievements, programs...

2012 ARA Annual Report

The 2012 ARA Annual Report highlights the organization's many accomplishments from the last year and...

2011 Annual Report

This Annual Report highlights ARA's accomplishments in 2011.

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2010 ARA Annual Report

ARA's Annual Report for 2010