One moment, processing...

Message Image  

Newsroom

ARA Communications

ARA provides multiple communications avenues to connect with members including email alerts on important industry news and regulatory issues; Retailer Fact$, a bi-monthly enewsletter; and this website.

Retailer Fact$

  • Brian Reuwee

    Sign-Up Begins Today for Restored Disaster Assistance Programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S....

  • 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...

  • 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...

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.

Media Contact

Brian Reuwee
Director of Communications & Marketing
brian@aradc.org | (202) 457-0825

AgProfessional Archive

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

Shared Files

Brian Reuwee

May 2014

Posted in: Ag Professional Magazine

Brian Reuwee

April 2014

Posted in: Ag Professional Magazine

Brian Reuwee

March 2014

Posted in: Ag Professional Magazine

Brian Reuwee

February 2014

Posted in: Ag Professional Magazine

Recent Blogs

  • Gary Baise

    EPA's Water Police, Part One: Coming to Your Farm?

    I just returned from Germany and Poland and was startled to discover the regulatory control the European Union exercises...

  • Brian Reuwee

    African Fertilizer Volunteer's Program: Share Your Expertise

    The African Fertilizer Volunteer's Program (AFVP) is a call to global fertilizer industry experts willing to volunteer...

  • Brian Reuwee

    Sign-Up Begins Today for Restored Disaster Assistance Programs

    Newsletter

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S....

LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

Reducing costs may help cotton producers stay in business

Expensive Temik replacement costs must be offset somewhere else
Mississippi cotton producer Kenneth Hood says savings on seed may help pay for cost of controlling root-knot nematodes in the Mississippi Delta

read more

Despite encroaching development, Boyds continue family farming

Development is farming's biggest competitor, says David Boyd, who farms with his son Matthew near Mississippi's capitol city, Jackson.

read more

Mid-South soybean crop about to have huge new market?

Commercialization of Arkansas-developed soy oil in the works
Developed in Arkansas, soy oil rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could mean major opportunity for soybean producers.

read more

Warning: This column contains sensible information about GMOs

Environmentalists beware, reading this may cause bouts of rational thinking.

read more

Solving the root-knot nematode dilemma in cotton

Are you planting too much cottonseed? Here's how one Mississippi Delta producer set up a test to determine if his seeding rate was on target.

read more

For 2014: Maybe a few bumps in the road?

Following a great crop year in 2013, there may be "a few bumps in the road" for 2014, Abbott Myers, chairman of the board of Mississippi Land Bank, said at the organization's annual meeting.

read more

Agriculture's good times: Will they continue in 2014?

“Everyone knows things in agriculture tend to cycle up and down,” says Dundee, Miss., producer and Mississippi Land Bank board chairman. “Anybody who’s been in farming for any length of time knows hard times will come sooner or later, and there could be some 'bumps' ahead in 2014."

read more

Louisiana wheat crop struggles with cold temperatures

Louisiana growers assessing damage from last blast of cold air, hoping spring weather will help wheat crop pull through.

read more

Pioneering plant breeder aiming to double world corn production

Today’s GMO corn varieties average 150 bushels or so from 35,000 plants per acre. A Forbes magazine article outlines how Iowa seed mogul Harry Stine is working to double yields by breeding new corn varieties and growing them on narrow rows with high density plantings.

read more

First annual Agricultural Law Conference set for May 16

Tunica, Miss., will host Mid-South agriculture-related conference
“We’ve designed this so that anyone involved in agriculture -- ag lenders, businessmen -- will find it very pertinent.” -- Harrison Pittman.

read more

Be alert for diseases as 2014 wheat crop begins final lap

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, Paul Price, gives growers rundown on the more prevalent diseases in wheat in northeast Louisiana.

read more

Can U.S. Congress put a stop to state labeling initiatives?

A new bill has been introduced that will set federal standards for GMO labeling.

read more

Arkansas making irrigation schedule training priority

Arkansas Water Plan, economics behind move
Saving money at top of list for using irrigation scheduler.

read more

Northeast Louisiana wheat crop dodges a bullet from cold temperatures

Dr. Stephen Harrison, LSU AgCenter wheat and oat breeder, says Louisiana has potential for good wheat crop if temperatures will cooperate over the next 40 days.

read more

Steve Skelton: Overcoming tragedy to keep farm going

"Although I’d grown up on the farm, and farming was all I’d really ever known, I hadn’t been involved in the business end of it," says Mississippi farmer Steve Skelton. "When an accident incapacitated my father, I was suddenly faced with doing it all."

read more

Weather market in cotton – could be a volatile ride

Cotton is truly a weather market, so expect volatility until the effects of a possible El Nino and dry weather in Texas are known.

read more

A change in global warming perspective?

Could action on climate change do more harm than good?

read more

How best to deal with resistant barnyardgrass?

Computer model provides answers
Barnyardgrass continues torment of rice farmers. University of Arkansas research shows how to tackle the problem in best manner.

read more

New weed scouting tool available for southern growers

New Ag Weed ID app can help you name that weed as you scout your fields to keep those pests at bay.

read more

Expect to manage risk more on your own

Under new farm programs, farmers should expect to "take control of your own risk management," says Dr. Keith Coble, Mississippi State University Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, who spent a year in Washington helping to craft the recently-passed farm bill.

read more