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FAQs on EPA's Chlorpyrifos Final Rule + 6 Ag Retailer Questions Answered

Sep 21, 2021

ARA received notice from EPA that it has published the chlorpyrifos final rule FAQs to represent the most commonly asked questions EPA received since issuing the final rule. All but six of ARA’s questions were answered. For those six remaining questions, this blog contains EPA’s responses. 

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Fall Nitrogen Application Reminders

Reminders for Successful Anhydrous Ammonia Applications

Sep 16, 2021

In just a few weeks, fall nitrogen applications will be underway across the Midwest. Now is the time to make sure you’re ready to help your customers get the max out of their fall anhydrous ammonia. Here are four reminders to ensure successful fall applications. (Sponsored content)

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Rising Stars

Top 8 Reasons to Nominate Emerging Leaders for ARA Rising Stars

Sep 15, 2021

Nominations are due this month for ARA's Rising Stars program that rewards emerging leaders for high performance while giving your company an avenue to incentivize and develop your team into future company leaders. Check out the eight reasons to submit online nominations!

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2021 ARA Conference & Expo

Ag Retailer Panel at ARA Conference & Expo

Sep 14, 2021

Our industry is no stranger to resiliency and the need to adapt as new challenges arise. However, that resiliency was put to the test over the last 18 months as a pandemic swept across the country (and world), causing regulatory uncertainty and supply chain disruptions on top of already worsening weather events and a change in administrations.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

A Letter to Members: Support Vaccination Efforts in Your Community

Sep 08, 2021

ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock joined his colleagues at other national and regional agricultural organizations to write an open letter to membership in support of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. In the letter, ARA and the undersigned urge members to make science-based decisions like they do everyday and work to get their team and communities vaccinated against the virus that has caused so many disruptions in our lives.

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BASF Soybean Field

Post-harvest — A Time to Reflect and Plan

Sep 07, 2021

Getting the upper hand on weed resistance is challenging. Post-harvest is an excellent time to reflect with your customers on this season’s weed issues and create a plan with them for 2022 and beyond. BASF and other industry partners developed a resource to assist with weed management tips for your customers, Operation Weed Eradication an industry-wide coalition, taking the approach that the last pigweed standing is likely the strongest, most capable and the most genetically resistant weed on the farm. (sponsored content)

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chlorpyrifos PID

EPA Revocation of Tolerances for Chlorpyrifos is a Disturbing Precedent for Pesticide Regulation

Aug 18, 2021

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Brevant seeds

Use 2021 insights to shape 2022 decisions

Aug 18, 2021

August is one of the final hurdles to harvest. High temperatures and low rainfall often stress crops. Brevant™ seeds works together with retailers to watch for pests in the final weeks of summer as farmers begin harvesting and making decisions for the next season. (Sponsored content)

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Passage in Senate is Step in the Right Direction

Aug 10, 2021

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) applauds the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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Climate-smart ag

ARA Applauds UN Food Summit Engagement by USDA

Aug 10, 2021

ARA is one of several national associations working on the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit and is very pleased with USDA’s position statements and engagement leading up to the September Summit and will continue to keep its members updated.

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