Membership Overview

Your Membership Matters

The number of retailers who belong to ARA directly impacts the level of influence the ag industry has in Washington, DC.  Every member makes a difference. More and more ag retailers are recognizing the value of ARA membership. Our membership is growing, and ARA’s message on Capitol Hill is strengthened as our numbers grow. 

ARA membership is an investment in the ability of ag retailers nationwide to make their unified voice heard by those who set policy that affects your business on a daily basis. ARA’s efforts on behalf of retailers save you real money by keeping the costs of doing business under control.


How ARA Works for You

The power of ARA membership is undeniable. As an ARA member you have political muscle.  When ag retailers speak with one loud and clear voice, Congress listens. This is the power of effective grassroots lobbying.

As the political voice of ag retailers, ARA:

  • Advocates for its members’ interests on specific bills;
  • Works with Congressional staff to craft reasonable legislation that balances security issues along side business interests; and
  • Educates federal agencies and congressional members on the important issues affecting the industry. 

Examples of recent ARA Actions on Capitol Hill:

  • Protecting the Hours of Service Exemption for your drivers during the busiest parts of the growing season.
  • Urging Congress to protect the needs of U.S. agriculture as part of any security legislation it considers, and working closely with key members of Congress to create an Agricultural Business Security Grant Program to help you meet any federal security mandates that may be imposed.
  • Leading efforts demanding withdrawal of the EPA’s zero-tolerance spray drift proposal.
  • Presenting alternatives to stringent and costly spill prevention, control and countermeasure plans requirements for small business retailers.

Become a Member

Your Membership Matters. The number of retailers who belong to ARA directly impacts the level of influence the ag industry has in Washington, D.C. Every member makes a difference. More and more ag retailers are recognizing the value of ARA membership. Our membership is growing, and ARA’s message on Capitol Hill is strengthened as our numbers grow.

ARA membership is an investment in the ability of ag retailers nationwide to make their unified voice heard by those who set policy that affects your business on a daily basis. ARA’s efforts on behalf of retailers save you real money by keeping the costs of doing business under control.

Join Today!