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2 months ago
PALM DESERT, CALIF. (December 2, 2015) – The Agricultural Retailers Association today named The Andersons as its Retailer of the Year for 2015.

The award was presented to Joe Hodges, Vice President of the Southern Region Plant Nutrient Group, during the ARA Conference and Expo.

“On behalf of...
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2 months ago
PALM DESERT, CALIF. (December 2, 2015) – Consolidation has become standard operating procedure for the agricultural retail industry. And the recipient of this year’s Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award led some of the largest acquisitions in the business.

“Retail consolidation has been...
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2 months ago
PALM DESERT, CALIF. (December 2, 2015) – The Agricultural Retailers Association presented the Distinguished Service Award to an individual instrumental in the success of ResponsibleAg. Billy Pirkle accepted the award today during the ARA Conference & Expo.

ResponsibleAg, an industry-led initiative...
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4 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2015) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) today.

In what has become standard procedure, EPA notified stakeholders approximately four hours ahead of making a press announcement,...
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6 months 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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9 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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10 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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10 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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one year 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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one year 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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