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Chemical Safety Board Comments

ARA Sends Comment to EPA Docket on Paraquat Dichloride Registration Review

Dec 16, 2019

ARA sends a comment to Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center on the registration review for paraquat dichloride. Paraquat dichloride is an important herbicide used to control problem weeds impacting many important crops such as alfalfa, almonds, asparagus, berries, corn, cotton, dry beans, dry peas, peanuts, sorghum, soybeans, and other crops.

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ARA Sent Comments to EPA on Paraquat Dichloride Registration Review

Dec 16, 2019

ARA sent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the registration review process for paraquat dichloride because many of the new EPA requirements will make it very restrictive for agricultural retailers to purchase and apply paraquat products.

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ARA Signs Comments to Surface Transportation Board on Demurrage Charges

Nov 06, 2019

ARA signed comments sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) from the National Grain and Feed Association. The letter calls for STB to consider evaluating the reasonableness of demurrage and accessorial rules and charges.

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ARA Submits Comments to FMCSA on Driver HOS

Oct 21, 2019

ARA submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on its proposed reform to the hours of service (HOS) regulations.

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ARA AND TFI SUBMITTED COMMENTS ON THE HOS AG COMMODITY DEFINITION

Sep 27, 2019

On Sept. 27, ARA and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) submitted comments on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) focused on the current definition of an agricultural commodity as it relates to the hours of service (HOS).

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ARA SUBMITS COMMENTS ON H-2A Process

Sep 24, 2019

The H-2A application process extends several burdens to employers making the program complicated at best and often unworkable. The agriculture industry is missing out on numerous opportunities because of labor shortages in addition to the program's complexities and limits. ARA applauds the Department of Labor's step towards addressing these shortfalls and creating a modem process that improves the program while maintaining protections for the United States' workforce.

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ARA Sends Comment to DOL on Modernizing H2A Recruitment Requirements

Sep 24, 2019

ARA sends a comment to Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on modernizing recruitment requirements for temporary employment of H-2A foreign workers in the United States.

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Chemical Security

ARA Sends Comment to EPA on Glyphosate Registration Review

Sep 03, 2019

ARA sends comment to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of the Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for glyphosate. This important product is one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the United States.

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ARA Sends Comment to FMCSA on Potential Non-Military Drivers Aged 18-20

Aug 10, 2019

ARA sends a comment to Administrator Martinez of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on a potential second pilot program to allow non-military drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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ARA CO-SIGNS GROUP COMMENTS TO USDA ON BIOTECH PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Aug 02, 2019

On behalf of the farmers, ranchers, processors, cooperatives, and other interests represented by the organizations listed below, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) proposed “Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms” or “SECURE” rule, Docket Number, APHIS-2018-0034

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