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ARA Co-Signs Letter Supporting Plant Biostimulant Act

Jun 24, 2022

ARA joined other ag industry stakeholders in a letter to Congress encouraging them to include the Plant Biostimulant Act in the next farm bill.

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ARA Co-Signed Letter to Senate Supporting FY23 Funding for Federal Maritime Commission

Jun 21, 2022

ARA co-signed a letter sent to the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation-HUD Appropriations in support of a high level of funding for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for fiscal year 2023.

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White House

ARA Co-Signed Letter to President Biden Urging a Withdrawal of New Pesticide Policy

May 23, 2022

ARA co-signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden urging he withdraw the brief establishing a new policy regarding the regulation and labeling of pesticide products, fully considering the implications it holds for global food security, environmental sustainability, and the future of science-based regulation.

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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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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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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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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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