Asmark SVA Program

The Agribusiness Security Working Group, as comprised of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), CropLife America (CLA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) in cooperation with Asmark Institute, has produced a Web-based tool which will assist agribusiness retailers in conducting a security vulnerability assessment on their retail facility and their transportation practices. This Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) is a tool to use to identify and assess potential security threats, risks and vulnerabilities.

The program meets the design criteria of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for conducting security vulnerability assessments. By meeting CCPS design criteria, this SVA tool meets the same criteria required by federal agencies for other chemical industry facilities. As a result, retailers who use this program to assess facility and Hazmat transportation security can do so with confidence that their assessment is based on sound risk assessment principles.

The SVA tool is designed by the Asmark Institute, a member of ARA who has granted to ARA the license and use of the Web-based program. Contact David McKnight at or (202) 595-1710 for log-in credentials.

Fee Structure

Member of ARA, CLA or TFI, & State Association: $75 
Member of ARA, CLA or TFI: $150 
Member of State Association: $150 
Not a member of any agribusiness/retailer organization: $300

*For multiple-facility companies (i.e. greater than 100 facilities), please call ARA for a possible volume discount. The entire SVA should take approximately one (1) hour to complete. 

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