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2 months ago
ORLANDO (November 30, 2016) -- In 1949, Gar and Esther Tootelian, second-generation immigrants, scraped together their small savings and built an agricultural chemical and fertilizer business in Reedley, Calif., 30 minutes south of Fresno. The business, named Gar Tootelian, Inc. (GAR) prospered quickly,...
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2 months ago
BRANDT COO Continues Tradition of Service
ORLANDO (December 5, 2016) -- Tim McArdle, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of BRANDT, was installed as the chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association during a December 1 ceremony at the ARA Conference and Expo in Orlando. McArdle has served as the...
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4 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2016 ) – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violated the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the retail facility exemption...
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9 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2016) -- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced yesterday that the fire leading to the April 17, 2013, explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, was a criminal act. ATF ruled out all accidental and natural causes and confirmed...
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9 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2016) - For magicians, misdirection is the key to a successful illusion. And, although fooled by the distraction, the audience responds with awe and applause. However, when it comes to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's latest trick, the Agricultural Retailers...
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9 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2016) – Agricultural industry continues to face federal regulatory challenges. Thankfully, agriculture’s allies in the U.S. Senate stepped forward.

The Agricultural Retailers Association recently recognized two legislators who have lead efforts to defend the industry’s...
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9 months ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 27, 2016) – Following more than two years of investigation, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report and safety recommendations resulting from the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company.

On April 17, 2013, this tragic event took the lives of...
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one year 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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one year 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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one year 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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