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ARA Honors Rep. Panetta with Legislator of the Year Award

Mar 06 2024

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) honors Representative Jimmy Panetta with a Legislator of the Year award.

“Producers in California’s 19th Congressional District and across the country need access to the latest innovative tools in order to feed the world and better protect our environment,” said Rep. Panetta.

“It’s an honor to receive the Legislator of the Year award from the ARA as we work to move forward impactful legislation, like my bipartisan Plant Biostimulant Act, to better encourage the adoption of these emerging agricultural products. I look forward to continuing to advance new technologies that will empower our farmers to usher in a new era of sustainable agriculture.”

Each year, ARA recognizes top legislators who have championed the issues of importance to agriculture and agriculture suppliers.

"Rep. Panetta earned this award for his unwavering support for the agriculture community, specifically by sponsoring the Plant Biostimulant Act (HR 1472), which aims to establish a federal definition for plant biostimulants," said ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock.

"Panetta has championed other policies important to ag retailers, however, his efforts to expand access of biostimulant products, which can be used to improve plant health and stress tolerance while reducing environmental impact, is the main reason ARA selected him for this award."

To view other recipients of this award, visit the ARA's website

Photo credit: Rep. Panetta office