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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:

View Visit List

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 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.
Rep. Walorski
Representative Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., met with ARA members & staff.
Rep. Bost
Representative Michael Bost, R-Ill., met with ARA members and staff.
Rep. Fischbach
Representative Michelle Fischbach, R-Minn., met with ARA members and staff.
2022 Visit with Rep. GT Thompson, PA
ARA staff and members met with the office of Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson, who also serves on the House Ag Committee.
2022 Rep. Hollingsworth, Ind
ARA members and staff met with Representative Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., and his staff.
Representative Jim Baird, R-Ind.
ARA members and staff met with Representative Jim Baird, R-Ind.



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



Hunter Carpenter, ARA Senior Director of Public Policy


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