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ResponsibleAg Names Board of Directors

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today announced the selection of individuals to serve on the newly formed...

Lucas, Hagen Named ARA Legislators of the Year

Lucas was instrumental in getting the Farm Bill through the house, and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) was pleased recognize him as one...

ARA, TFI Establish ResponsibleAg

ARA and TFI announce plans to create ResponsibleAg, an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance...

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PENTAIR LAUNCHES BRIGGS & STRATTON® 1540 SERIES TRANSFER PUMPS

NEW BRIGHTON, MIN. — April 16, 2014 — Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) announced today the launch of the Briggs & Stratton 1540 Series transfer pumps, lightweight and versatile pumps ideal for tank filling and water transfer.

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Farm custom rates increasing in 2014

As has been the trend in recent years, average 2014 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2013 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2014 are listed at 4-7% above the rates for similar operations in 2013, with an average increase of about 5%.

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Ag lender perspectives: transition, interest rates, land values

Interest rates, land values and cash flow are top of mind topics in the agricultural world. Expect ag lenders to financially shock test your cash flow statement for a 1%, 2% and 3% rise in variable interest rates. Lenders will be much more conservative now when lending against land values particularly in the red-hot land markets of the Midwest and the upper Midwest. Expect to invest more equity and cash in your growth and expansion projects.

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Take weeds seriously

Be proactive and re-learn old and new crop protection tools to succeed.

Difficult to control weeds – whether due to herbicide resistance or cut rates or too tall weed height/maturity or all of the above – must be taken very seriously and moved to the top of your agronomy to-do list for 2014.

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Less time for planting

Compared to 35 years ago, there are fewer hours to plant crops.

It’s official now: some major Corn Belt states’ corn and soybean planting weather windows have officially shrunk. Purdue Professor Ben Gramig found that Illinois and Iowa have on average 11-12% fewer hours per week to plant, when comparing 1980-1994 to 1995-2010.

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    Syngenta Resistance Roundtable: Fungicides

    Introduction: This is the final entry in a series of three blog posts from Syngenta experts on the growing challenge...

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA Accepting Retailer of the Year Nominations

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Retailer of the Year...

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA, TFI Select ResponsibleAg Board of Directors

    ResponsibleAg, a joint initiative by the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute, recently...

Newsletter Articles

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA Accepting Retailer of the Year Nominations

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is now accepting nominations for the Agricultural Retailer of the Year...

  • Brian Reuwee

    Ag Organizations Express Concern about CWA Revisions

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), CropLife America (CLA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) expressed...

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA Applauds Proposed NPDES Fix

    During the House Agriculture Committee meeting Thursday, March 13, the committee approved H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory...

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA Updates American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance on ResponsibleAg Initiative

    On March 11-12, ARA Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Counsel Richard Gupton attended the American Agronomic...

  • Brian Reuwee

    ARA joins USB for Take Action Partnership

    The Agricultural Retailers Association has joined with the United Soybean Board to take action against herbicide resistant...

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In a letter U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator...

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Pesticide users must currently comply with a requirement that certain pesticide applications - already...

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently held a public hearing on a Petition for Rulemaking...

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    ARA Comment Letters for EO 13650 & OSHA PSM RFI

    Posted in: Ag Open Discussion

    ARA is submitting the following comment letters on the Executive Order 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety & Security and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Request For Information. Today is the deadline to submit comments on both Obama...

  • David McKnight

    Comments for CAV Script Due Tomorrow

    Posted in: Commercial Applicator Training...

    Good Morning- I just wanted to remind everyone that comments regarding the draft CAV script are due tomorrow. Please forward your comments to Allen Summer at Allen@asmark.org and copy me (David@aradc.org ). Thank you, David