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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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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

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ARA, Others Appreciate Biotech Support

The Agricultural Retailers Association signed onto a letter to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanking her for her recent comments supporting the benefits of biotechnology. "With all of the public debate on biotechnology and the fear, originating in false claims, that many have come...

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ARA Joins Opposition to DISCLOSE Act

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) recently introduced DISCLOSE 2014 with numerous cosponsors, including Rules Committee Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).The legislation, like its predecessors in the 111th and 112th Congresses, is designed...

140722_Coalition_S2516_DISCLOSE Act of 2014_Senate.pdf

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ARA Supports CFATS Bill

ARA joined more than 25 other organizations to express support for H.R. 4007, the CFATS Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014. The coalition urged House representatives to vote in favor of the bill. H.R. 4007 is a streamlined bill that provides a three year authorization of the...

CFATS Coalition Letter in support of 4007.pdf

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ARA Voices Support for Small Business Tax Relief

As the possibility for achieving comprehensive tax reform has dwindled considerably (more likely completely), Congress has been working on legislation that would extend previously expired or newly expiring provisions in the tax code. Among these provisions is the America’s Small Business Tax...

Multi-Industry 179 Letter FINAL w Signatures.pdf

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Coalition Supports Truck Weight Provisions

The undersigned organizations urge all Members of Congress to support the targeted truck weight provisions included in Section 125 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745). Two of the three provisions have passed the House by...

Truck Weight Provisions National Org Support Letter.pdf

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ARA Encourages Congress to Support Modern Ag

ARA joins Farm Bureau, BIO and others in opposition to any amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would, directly or indirectly, impede agriculture’s access to technology or restrict or malign...

FB-BIO Coalition Appropriations General Ag Innovation Support.pdf

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ARA Joins Waterways Coalition in Support of WRRDA

America's inland waterways system is a lynchpin of our economy, essential to creating and sustaining jobs. Our waterways are critical to the nation’s intermodal transportation network, supply chain and a key component to growing U.S. exports. A well-functioning inland waterways system...

WRRDA Support Letter 5-15-14.pdf

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ARA Adds Support to Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (HR 935)

Pesticide users must currently comply with a requirement that certain pesticide applications - already stringently regulated under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) - obtain a Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued...

NPDES House Ag Letter 3-12-14.pdf

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