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Common pitfalls in the decision making process

Common Pitfalls in the Decision Making Process

Jul 22, 2021

Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business Assistant Professor Dr. Brady Brewer’s blog, Common Pitfalls in the Decision Making Process, overviews some decision making traps that are easy to fall into and how to best avoid them. Awareness of these traps in the business world can better help decision makers choose the most beneficial options for their businesses, avoid risk and increase their odds for success. Read the full blog to learn more.

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Scout for Late-Summer Soybean Diseases

Jul 08, 2021

The dog days of summer will be here soon. At this time of the season, the bulk of crop protection applications are complete and harvest is only a few months away. Use this opportunity to do some late-season scouting in your customers’ soybean fields. (Sponsored content)

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ARA Announces Staff Promotions

Jun 28, 2021

ARA announced today several promotions effective July 1, 2021, to recognize the ongoing efforts of several staff members. Many ARA staff roles have adjusted and expanded in the last few years as the association met challenges from industry issues and member consolidation, changed work environments due to COVID-19, and the move to a new physical office.

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ARA Applauds Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021

Jun 24, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement following the passage by the U.S. Senate of S.1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021, in a vote of 92-8. The bill would help boost ag carbon markets by creating a certification process at USDA.

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ARA Submits Comments on Behalf of Ag Retailers

Jun 22, 2021

ARA recently submitted comments in response to the request for information on Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products (docket number AMS-TM-21-0034). This comment period was in direct response to Executive Order 14017, “America's Supply Chains,” which focused on the need for resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure U.S. economic prosperity and national security.

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ARA Encouraged by Progress on Seasonal Ag CDL Reform

Jun 16, 2021

Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a mark-up on S. 2016, the Surface Transportation Investment Act. ARA has been working closely with Senator Moran, R-Kan., Senator Thune, R-S.D., and allies on Capitol Hill to encourage reform to the Farm-Related Restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, more commonly referred to as the Seasonal Ag CDL program ahead of this mark-up. Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel Richard Gupton issued the following statement.

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ARA Welcomes 2021 Summer Intern

Jun 15, 2021

ARA welcomes a new intern for the summer of 2021 who comes from North Dakota State University. Morgan Hasler is bringing her previous work experiences in sustainability, global agriculture, education, and research to the ARA team. Learn more about her background.

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ARA Encourages EPA, Department of the Army to Continue to Rely on Science and Common Sense in any WOTUS Changes

Jun 09, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock issued a statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (the agencies) on their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

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ARA Toolkit Builds Trust Among Local Community, Farmers & Media

May 25, 2021

Foster positive relationships and build trust between your company, your community and your local media with the new ARA Community & Media Relations Toolkit.

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Help Your Growers Plan Their 2021 Dicamba Weed Control Program

May 18, 2021

While getting seed in the ground is usually the first challenge facing growers, maintain effective weed control ranks a solid second. Providing advice to growers on timely post-emergent herbicide applications can be critical to preserving yields and generating profits. (Sponsored content)

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