ARA Legislative Fly-In
ARA needs your support and active involvement in an effort to strengthen ongoing advocacy efforts with your members of Congress to bring about necessary legislation and policies that benefit agricultural retailers, farmer customers and rural communities.
2022 ARA Legislative Fly-In
ARA led a virtual 2022 ARA Legislative Fly-In, held Feb. 24 through April 8. Virtual fly-in visits with your elected officials were grouped by regions each week from March 1 through April 8.
Thank you to the ARA members who have already joined meetings with their elected officials and their staff. So far, ARA members have met with the following 90+ offices in Congress:
The virtual fly-in kicked off on Feb. 24 with two virtual educational sessions. To view the Mastering Congressional Meetings 101 and the Federal Issues Briefing recordings:
- Log in to the ARA Member Dashboard. (Email email@example.com for ARA log in support.)
- Once logged in, click the green MEMBER HOME button in the top right corner of the website.
- Click on the menu item MEMBER RESOURCES to view the ARA Member Resource Library with helpful tools related to advocacy, crisis management, cyber security and more.
- Under Advocacy Resources, click to expand the ARA Public Policy Issues and click on the links within to view recordings and documents.
All ARA member representatives are invited to participate because ARA counts on their support and involvement to facilitate ongoing advocacy efforts with their members of Congress to bring about necessary legislation and policies that benefit agricultural retailers, their farmer customers, and America's rural communities.
Future fly-ins will be communicated via email and posted to ARA's calendar of events.
2020 ARA Fly-In Recap (In-Person)
“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
Hunter Carpenter, ARA Senior Director of Public Policy
ARA Policy Issues
- Transportation & Broadband Infrastructure Investment
- Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture
- Economic Growth & Trade
- Ag Labor & Workforce Needs
- Food Equity
- Farm Bill