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2015 ARA Annual Report

The ARA Annual Report provides a summary of advocacy activities, initiatives, programs, member services and awards presented in 2015. It highlights the strategic accomplishments of the association and financial performance, as well as recognizes the 2015 ARA Retailer of the Year: The Andersons. ...

2015 ARA AnnualReport-72516.pdf


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ARA Recognizes Cochran, Thune for Legislative Efforts Supporting Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2016) – Agricultural industry continues to face federal regulatory challenges. Thankfully, agriculture’s allies in the U.S. Senate stepped forward. The Agricultural Retailers Association recently recognized two legislators who have lead efforts to defend the...

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Cochran, Thune Recognized as Legislators of the Year

Right: Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) accepts the 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association Legislator of the Year award from ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock. They are joined by ARA Chairman Harold Cooper, Premier Ag; Andrew Duff, Pinnacle Ag Holdings; and Dave Dufault, J.R. Simplot. Left: ...



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Ag Coalition Supports Highway Bill

The Agricultural Retailers Association and 27 other agricultural organizations sent a letter to the House of Representatives today stating their objectives in the transportation funding process, which has become a political football most recently punted at the end of July. In the letter, the...

transportation-Highway Bill Ag Letter to House 15 0903.pdf


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2014 ARA Annual Report

Focused Forward: Navigating the Next Reality. The annual report looks back on the achievements, activities and programs of the association during 2014. A printed version is mailed to all primary members, directors and committee members. #ResponsibleAg #Security #Transportation #labor ...

2014 Annual Report FINAL_CORRECTED.pdf


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ARA Endorses Thune-Nelson STB Legislation

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) last week introduced the “Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015” (S. 808). “Rail service plays a critical role in distributing fertilizers, crop...

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Coalition Voices Concern on PHMSA Proposal

ARA joined with a coalition of organizations to provide comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed rule on rail tank car standards and operating practices. PHMSA’s proposed rule would establish new standards and...

Ag Statement to DOT on Hazardous Materials Enhanced Tank Car Standards Proposed Rule.docx


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ARA Applauds Rockefeller, Thune for STB Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Bill (S. 2777) by a voice vote yesterday.This bill is designed to make the STB work more efficiently and equitably through simple improvements...

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ARA Joins Coalition Supporting STB Reform

In a letter to the House and Senate Leadership and Commerce Committees, the Agricultural Retailers Association and several other agricultural, energy, and chemical organizations encouraged support of specific reforms to increase competition among railroad companies and make the Surface...

STB Reform 20140710 _ Senate Leadership.pdf