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

Aug 18, 2021

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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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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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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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Frogeye leaf spot

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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