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ARA Announces Promotion in Communications & Member Experience

Aug 02, 2022

ARA is proud to announce that Andrea Mowers is being promoted to the position of Director, Communications and Member Experience, effective August 1, 2022. In this role, Andrea will lead all digital and print communication efforts and ensure that all aspects of member interaction and engagement are the best that can be delivered.

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CoBank Quarterly: Agricultural Supply Chains Are Still Broken

Jul 27, 2022

After more than two years, COVID-related supply chain complications are finally easing, and various metrics indicate improvements to supply chain performance both domestically and globally. However, those improvements have been modest and agricultural supply chains in particular remain broadly mired in dysfunction. (Sponsored content)

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley met with ARA member Asmus Farm Supply in Rake, Iowa.

Sen. Grassley Visits Asmus Farm Supply in Iowa

Jul 25, 2022

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley visited ARA member Asmus Farm Supply in Rake, Iowa, on July 7, 2022, to lead a Q&A session with 22 members of the local community as well as to tour the facility.

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Rachel Nelson

Meet ARA Summer Intern Rachel Nelson

Jul 22, 2022

ARA is proud to welcome Rachel Nelson as an intern this summer. Rachel is from Seneca, Illinois, and attends Iowa State University. Read her message to ARA members.

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Don’t let your fields stop working post-harvest

Jul 07, 2022

Summer is the best time to plan for fall – and not just harvest. A strategic plan for residue management is an investment in the next year’s crop yield, and it starts with managing your post-harvest residue, or crop trash. (Sponsored content)

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ARA Partnered to Launch Farmer-Centric Research on Biologicals

Jun 28, 2022

ARA has partnered with Stratovation Group, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), and DC Legislative and Regulatory Services (DCLRS) to launch “Biologicals: Farmer Value, Perception and Potential,” a comprehensive research effort focused on understanding farmer opinions on the current use, issues, and potential for biologicals at field-level.

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How Co-ops Can Lead the Way for DIY On-Farm Broadband

Jun 14, 2022

As American agriculture grapples with scarce labor and increasing costs, one solution could lie in precision agriculture applications that can maximize output while reducing costs. Crop and livestock producers have the opportunity to supercharge operational efficiency with advanced precision technologies such as data analytics, connected equipment, robotics and automation. (Sponsored content)

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Tim McArdle

Tim McArdle to Represent ResponsibleAg

Jun 14, 2022

A familiar retail industry leader is taking on responsibilities as a spokesman for ResponsibleAg. Tim McArdle, immediate past chair of ResponsibleAg and retired COO with Brandt, will serve as ResponsibleAg Industry Ambassador, according to Gary Vogen, board chair and vice president of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Yara.

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CoBank Report

CoBank Quarterly: Adapting to Another Global Crisis

May 20, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine roiled global grain trade and contributed to unprecedented price volatility in wheat, corn and soybeans during Q1. Grain markets could remain volatile for two or more years due to disruptions in planting, harvesting, input application and transportation. (Sponsored content)

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ARA Honors Sens. Moran and Young with Legislator of the Year Award

May 19, 2022

Recently ARA presented Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana with its Legislator of the Year Award. The award is an annual ARA tradition that serves to recognize one or more legislators who have championed issues that impact agricultural retailers and the entire agriculture industry.

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