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Freight Rail

ARA Signed a Rail Customer Coalition Letter to House Committee on STB Reauthorization

May 12, 2022

ARA signed a Rail Customer Coalition Letter sent to members of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials for the record prior to a hearing.

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Water Stream Beside Trees

ARA Sent a Letter to EPA Requesting an Extension to the CWA Comment Period

May 02, 2022

ARA sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Emergency Management requesting a 60-day extension to the comment period on Clean Water Act (CWA) Hazardous Substance Worse Case Scenario Discharge Planning Regulations.

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Climate

ARA Co-Signed a Letter to SEC Requesting a Comment Period Extension for Climate-Related Disclosures

Apr 26, 2022

ARA co-signed a letter to the Securities and Exchange Committee requesting an extension to the comment period for the proposed rule on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.

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ARA Coalition letter on ocean policies

ARA Co-Signs Letter to Army Corps Expressing Concern of Permit Impacting Port Allen

Apr 22, 2022

ARA co-signed a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Ag Transportation Working Group to express concerns related to a pending permit to expand the CEMUS Deep Water Port in Port Allen, Louisiana.

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atrazine use

ARA Co-Signs Letter to STB, White House & Congress with Recommendations to Improve Freight Rail Service

Apr 21, 2022

ARA as part of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group co-signed a letter sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the White House, and members of Congress to encourage they adopt proposals to improve freight rail service now and in the future.

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Sustainable ag

ARA Letter to Appropriations Committees Regarding Resources to FDA for Gene Editing Guidance

Apr 19, 2022

ARA co-signed a letter sent to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging the Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture Appropriations bill provides FDA with the necessary resources to develop and publish for public comment its draft guidance on how its regulatory policy for foods derived from new plant varieties applies to foods from plants produced using genome editing.

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Wheat Field

ARA, Industry Groups Call on USDA to Allow Emergency Cropping on CRP Land Amid Ukraine Crisis

Mar 23, 2022

ARA and industry groups cited the crisis in Ukraine when calling on the Biden administration to allow farmers to plant crops on currently idled land under the Conservation Reserve Program.

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Fertilizer supply

ARA Co-Signs Letter to President Biden Urging Action on Fertilizer Supply Chain Challenges

Mar 07, 2022

ARA as part of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group co-signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden urging he take action to relieve current fertilizer and food supply chain challenges and prevent further disruptions.

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Climate-Smart

ARA Co-Signed Letter Calling USDA to Extend Application Deadlines

Mar 03, 2022

ARA and more than 40 organizations co-signed a letter to the USDA Office of Energy and Environmental Policy calling for an extension for both application deadlines for "Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities."

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ARA Coalition letter on ocean policies

ARA Signed Coalition Letter to Senate Committee Urging Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform

Feb 25, 2022

ARA and more than 85 trade associations signed a letter to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voicing support for the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and urging the Senate to act quickly to pass the bill and reconcile the differences with the House version.

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