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2020 PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES

Transportation

Transportation & Infrastructure

An economically efficient, effective intermodal transportation system is important for the financial well-being of agricultural business and rural communities throughout the U.S.

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Bins

CFATS REAUTHORIZATION

Agricultural retailers store and sell fertilizers subject to Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which ensures facilities have security measures in place to reduce security risks associated with these Chemicals of Interest. The program will expire in April 2020 if Congress does not act.

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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Farmers look to ag retailers for advice to boost their yields, profits and offer agronomic insights to improve soil, water and other natural resources. ARA is a leading voice for ag retailers by providing Sustainability programming for ag retailers.

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Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue

Agricultural Trade

Agricultural retailers and distributors play a vital role in the success of the nation's food security. Their farmer customers produce goods for global markets and seek free and fair trade with foreign countries.

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Empty Tractor on Fields

Ag Labor / Immigration Reform

The agricultural community is dependent on a sustainable workforce now more than ever. Agriculture needs the H-2A program to be more flexible because it currently requires the cooperation of multiple federal agencies that complicate the program.

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