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2021 ARA Virtual Fly-In

ARA Legislative Fly-In

The 2020 election results set the stage for the 117th Congress with many newly elected officials and staff in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. 

Sound your voice on Capitol Hill 

The virtual 2021 ARA Winter Board Meeting & Legislative Fly-In took place during the weeks of Feb. 11 through March 19, 2021. 

2021 ARA Virtual Fly-In Summary

Since Feb. 11, the ARA staff and members have completed 124 virtual meetings with their elected officials in Congress as part of the 2021 ARA Legislative Fly-In. Thank you to the more than 100 members for sounding your voice on issues that matter to you and your farmer-customers. To see what issues are on the discussion table this year, check out these advocacy resources. View photos from recent fly-in meetings and watch out for more updates! 

Rep. Sanford Fly-In Meeting
Meeting with U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.
Rep. GT Thompson Fly-In
Meeting with U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Penn.
Rep. Carl Fly-In Mtg
Meeting with U.S. Representative Jerry Carl, R-Ala.
Rep. Angie Craig Meeting
Meeting with U.S. Representative Angie Craig, D-Minn.
McMorris Rodgers Meeting-Wash
Meeting with U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
 
Rep. Ashley Hinson Meeting-Iowa
Meeting with U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa.
Senator Crapo-Idaho
Meeting with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.
Senator Risch-Idaho
Meeting with U.S. Senator Risch, R-Idaho.
 
Rep. Michelle Fischbach-Minn Meeting
Meeting with U.S. Representative Michelle Fischbach, R-Minn.
Rep. Bob Gibbs-Ohio Meeting
Meeting with U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio.
Rep. Randy Feenstra Meeting
Meeting with U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa.
 
Rep. Bentz Meeting-ORE
Meeting with U.S. Representative Cliff Bentz, R-Ore.

 

Who Attends?

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)

2020 fly-in topics have included transportation & infrastructure, ag labor & immigration reform, prevent plant dates and more. 

“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

 

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Get help setting up meetings and preparing for fly-ins with our DC Helpdesk.