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Building Ag Retail Relationships with Congress

ARA hosts or participates in several Legislative Fly-Ins throughout the year to provide a platform for ARA member company representatives to be heard by their members of Congress or by key regulatory agencies.

Mark your calendar for the 2021 ARA Virtual Winter Board Meeting & Legislative Fly-In!

All ARA member representatives are invited to participate in the 2021 ARA Virtual Winter Board Meeting & Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C. for a chance to share their ideas in Committee Meetings and to make their voice heard by their Senators and Representatives.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 8-10, 2021, and join ARA for a virtual fly-in! Other upcoming fly-ins will be communicated via email and posted to ARA's calendar of events.

Recent fly-in topics have included transportation & infrastructure, ag labor & immigration reform, prevent plant dates and more. Learn more about the recent 2020 Legislative Fly-In event in this AgPro article.

2020 Fly-In Recap   Podcast Recap

“It was great to quickly catch up with Under Secretary Bill Northey! I love the opportunities being a member of the Agricultural Retailers Association brings for Asmus Farm Supply."
- Amy Asmus, Asmus Farm Supply
Hill Visit
Senator Mike Braun, R-Ind., meets with ARA members of his constituency

NW Team with Washington Rep.
Members meet with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.

Sec. Perdue with Undersecretary Northey
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue & Undersecretary Bill Northey met with ARA board at USDA
Eisenhower Exec. Office
ARA board met with regulatory agencies in the Indian Treaty Room at White House Eisenhower Building



Richard Gupton, ARA Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Counsel

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