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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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11 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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one year 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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one year 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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