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The Marketing & Communications Department works to ensure that the legislative and regulatory issues of importance to ARA members are reported in a timely manner to the various audiences with whom the association relates. If you are a reporter and would like to speak with one of the issue experts on a subject, please contact Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications and Marketing, to schedule an interview at (202) 457-0825.

Retailer Fact$

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    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...

  • Brian Reuwee

    Ohio Agribusiness Association Launches 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program

    As regulations are being considered, the agriculture community is launching a proactive, responsible commitment aimed...

  • Brian Reuwee

    CTIC Hosting Discussion on Agricultural Conservation Systems

    The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is hosting a panel discussion on the economic and ecological...

Press Releases

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 ResponsibleAg Board of Directors. The nine representatives include:

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 of its 2013 Legislators of the Year. ARA also recognized Senator Kay Hagen (D-N.C.) in a separate ...

ARA, TFI Establish ResponsibleAg

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

Schroeder Recognized for Service

Rod Schroeder, recently retired from WinField Solutions, was recognized during the ARA Annual Conference on December 4 with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award. Schroeder is a former ARA board member and long-time supporter...

Farrell Installed as ARA Chairman

MIAMI – Gary Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ag Enterprise Supply in
Cheney, Wash., was installed as the 2014 Chairman of the Board for ARA on December 5, during the Annual Conference at the Trump National Doral Resort in Doral,...

Former TFI President Receives Eberspacher Award

MIAMI (December 4, 2013) -- The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) recognized Ford B. West, former president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), with its Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. ARA President and Chief Executive Officer Daren...

ARA on AgriTalk

AgriTalk's Mike Adams talks with ARA Chairman Johnny Council, SVP of Policy Richard Gupton and Retailer of the Year Morral Companies live from the ARA Annual Conference in Miami on December 4.

Shared Files

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

Jeff Sands

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...

Brian Reuwee

Nine-member board represents a cross-section of the fertilizer supplier and retailer network.

Recent Blogs

  • Allison  Tally

    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...


Team FIN tests new DeWalt compact band saw

The Honnettes test out a new compact band saw from DeWalt. See how they rated the new tool.

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Survey shows propane irrigation engines reduce fuel costs

148 farmers replaced their irrigation with new propane-fueled ones and saw significant savings in fuel costs.

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Mother of all winters

Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh reflects on what has been the longest and most brutal winter he can remember.

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NCBA Awards State Partners for Outstanding Recruiting Efforts

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) awarded two state affiliates for their outstanding recruitment efforts at the 2014 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., last week.

2014 Herbicide Resistant Testing Results – University of Guelph

According to the University of Guelph’s testing lab for herbicide resistant weeds, 86% of all submissions sent from the 2013 season were resistant to a particular herbicide that had historically been effective.

Cool weather slows weed burndown; spray when warm, says MU specialist

Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.

Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University.

Beltway Beef Audio

Kristina Butts, executive director of government affairs, discusses the signup for disaster assistance and what producers need to know before signing up.

Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada reaches 1 Million+ Students and Teachers

Newly formed Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-Canada) has a strong commitment to educating Canadian youth about the importance of agriculture and thereby contributing to a strong, sustainable, viable Canadian agriculture industry

New Directors Elected to OAFE Board

At the 24th Annual General Meeting of Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE) held in Guelph on April 3rd, the Board of Director elections resulted in the re-election of two Corporate Directors, and the election of two new Directors, one each for Corporate and Community seats, all for three year terms.

Soybean Futures Prices Up on Increased Demand

Ag Markets Review & Closing Futures Prices

Nontoxic fescue varieties ready to use; they produce more beef on fewer acres

Cattle producers facing fewer grazing acres for herd expansion can boost beef production with better grass.

Minister Ritz in the Republic of Korea to Promote Canada's High-Quality Food

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and well-known Korean chef Woo

Harper Government Delivering Results for Canada's Grain Sector

This investment from the AgriMarketing Program will help the CGC

Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to the Canadian Wheat Board

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the reappointment of Mr. David Carefoot as a Director of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

Health Canada Issues Notice Re: Antimicrobial Drugs

The following notice was issued by Health Canada regarding collaborative

Fertilizer Shortage Affecting MB Farmers

Some farmers who pre-booked nitrogen fertilizer supplies for this spring

CWB Building Elevators With Retained Earnings, Commerical Loans

CWB - the grain handler that used to be called "the Canadian Wheat Board"

MB Farmland Values Rose By 26% In '13

The average value of farmland in Manitoba increased by 25.6 percent in 2013

Despite Slide Hog Markets Remain Highly Profitable

The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says