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Fair Trade

ARA Signed Letter on UN Food Systems Summit

Sep 17, 2021

ARA signed a letter declaring support for a USDA Coalition of Action focused on sustainable productivity growth as it relates to the UN Food Systems Summit.

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vaccine mandate

ARA Letter to President Biden Opposing Potential Vaccine Mandate

Sep 17, 2021

ARA sent a letter to President Joe Biden opposing a potential vaccine mandate and employer enforcement requirement, not because we question the science of vaccine effectiveness, but because of its likely impact on already-tight employment situations for ag employers.

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Sustainable ag

ARA Co-Signed Letter to Vilsack, Blinken Applauding UN Food Systems Summit Participation

Sep 13, 2021

ARA co-signed a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to applaud their departments' participation in the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) preparation.

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Farm workers

ARA Co-Signed a Coalition Letter Opposing Main Street Employer Tax Increase

Sep 08, 2021

ARA joined a group of organizations representing the interests of millions of individually- and family-owned businesses in a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee Chair urging he reject any measures that would raise taxes on Main Street employers.

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Congress

ARA Co-Signs Tax Aggies Coalition Letter to Congress on Sound Federal Tax Policies

Sep 03, 2021

ARA and the more than 300 organizations signed onto a Tax Aggies Coalition letter sent to members of Congress calling for sound federal tax policy as they begin to draft legislation implementing President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

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Disaster relief funding

ARA Co-Signs Letter to House Ag Committee Chair on Disaster Funding

Sep 01, 2021

ARA co-signed a coalition letter to the chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee David Scott on federal crop insurance.

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EPA Administrator

ARA Co-Signs Letter to EPA Condemning Chlorpyrifos Revocation

Sep 01, 2021

ARA co-signed a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Regan condemning the revocation of chlorpyrifos and for doing so without announcing clear guidance to stakeholders on how they should expect to comply with this action.

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COVID-19 Response

ARA Signs Open Letter to Member Companies

Aug 31, 2021

As leaders of agricultural organizations, we are speaking up to support vaccination efforts in
our rural communities and in all communities nationwide. To enable informed choices, it is critical that
accurate information be heeded -- and there has been no shortage of scientific data that supports the
effectiveness and necessity of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Broadband infrastructure

ARA Signed Ag Transportation Working Group Letter Urging the House to Pass Infrastructure Legislation

Aug 23, 2021

ARA co-signed a letter sent by the Agricultural Transportation Working Group urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to swiftly pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act so that it can be delivered to President Biden for his signature.

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Application

ARA Sent Letters Opposing Tariffs on Imported Fertilizers

Aug 06, 2021

In accordance with ARA's long standing policy position favoring free and unfettered trade in both imports and exports of agricultural products, ARA sent two letters to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce opposing a petition requesting the initiation of countervailing duty investigations into imports of urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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