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Press Releases & Media Contact Information

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. Within this section, viewers can read up-to-date news announcements on ag retail and distribution issues.

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.

Latest Press Releases

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one month ago
The Agricultural Retailers Association praised the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approval today of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act and called for action by the full House on the important legislation that will create a consumer-friendly, science-based labeling standard for foods made with...
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4 months ago
Unlike a race where the first finisher takes home a medal or blue ribbon, safety and regulatory compliance doesn’t often get rewarded. But becoming the first certified ResponsibleAg retailer deserves recognition.

“This marks an exciting milestone for ResponsibleAg,” said Alicia Duke, Health and...
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5 months ago
The Agricultural Retailers Association applauded the introduction today of legislation that will create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill.

The legislation, which will ensure that the...
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5 months ago
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) last week introduced the “Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015” (S. 808).

“Rail service plays a critical role in distributing fertilizers, crop protection...
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6 months ago
Agricultural retailers cheered the passage of critical homeland security legislation in December. Last week, the Agricultural Retailers Association honored two legislators instrumental in passing the bill.

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) introduced the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program...
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8 months ago
Retired Monsanto executive Jon Nienas was recognized with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award, the Agricultural Retailers Association highest individual honor during the ARA Conferencen & Expo, December 3, in New Orleans.
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8 months ago
Paul Derig, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for J.R. Simplot, was recognized with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award during the ARA Conference & Expo last week.

Derig is a current member of the ResponsibleAg Technical Committee and long-time supporter of...
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8 months ago
Dave Dufault, Vice President and General Manager of J.R. Simplot Company's Retail Business, was installed as the 2015 Chairman of the Board for ARA on December 4, during the Annual Conference in New Orleans. He succeeds 2014 Chairman Gary Farrell of Ag Enterprise Supply.
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8 months ago
NEW Cooperative in Fort Dodge, Iowa, was recognized as ARA's Retailer of the Year. Director of Operations Frank Huseman accepted the award during a presentation at the conference December 3. The co-op was recognized for its emphasis and expertise in precision ag technologies, environmental stewardship,...
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11 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2014) – The Agricultural Retailers Association and fellow members of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) submitted a 10-page letter Monday describing and documenting the coalition’s serious concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule defining...
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