Industry Information

ARA is the source for industry information. Members receive a complementary subscription to AgProfessional magazine, a monthly magazine that provides editorial and advertising for agronomic and business management solutions, as well as other industry resources and tools.

Asmark SVA Program

The Agribusiness Security Working Group, as comprised of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), CropLife America (CLA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) in cooperation with Asmark Institute, has produced a Web-based tool which will assist agribusiness retailers in conducting a security vulnerability assessment on their retail facility and their transportation practices. This Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) is a tool to use to identify and assess potential security threats, risks and vulnerabilities. Learn more...

AN Guidance

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently released an Ammonium Nitrate Guidance document developed by technical, subject-matter experts, ARA/TFI staff and members of the organization. The document covers safety, security and transportation at retail facilities. Learn more...

ARA Vance Survey

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), in partnership with AgProfessional magazine, recently commissioned Vance Market Intelligence to conduct a survey of U.S. agricultural retailers and distributors. The purpose of the survey was to develop a profile of today’s agricultural retailer and identify the most significant trends and issues facing this segment of the industry. Learn more...


Model Fertilizer Contract

The ARA Model Fertilizer Contract is meant a serve as a voluntary tool designed to help companies better manage their risks and provide the industry with consistent terms and conditions when dealing with suppliers or customers.

To download a contract, click here.

EPA PCC Brochure

EPA published a final rule called the Pesticide Container and Containment (PCC) rule in August 2006 and made minor amendments to the rule in October 2008. The rule seeks to: Minimize human exposure to pesticides while handling containers; Facilitate disposal & recycling of pesticide containers; Protect the environment from pesticide releases at bulk storage sites and from spills and leaks when refilling/dispensing pesticides. Learn more...

SPCC Brochure

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), in partnership with AgProfessional magazine, recently commissioned Vance Market Intelligence to conduct a survey of U.S. agricultural retailers and distributors. The purpose of the survey was to develop a profile of today’s agricultural retailer and identify the most significant trends and issues facing this segment of the industry. Learn more...

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