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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 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 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 Seeks Repeal of Scanning Rules

The Agricultural Retailers Association joins more than 70 other trade associations from a broad cross-section of industries urging the Obama administration to repeal a mandate that all cargo entering the U.S. be scanned for explosives and other toxic substances. The 2006 statutory requirement ...

Scanning Industry Letter to Secretary Johnson 060214.pdf

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ARA Urges Wireless Competition in Rural Areas

ARA joined a coalition of 26 organizations, led by NCTA – The Rural Broadband Association, to support expanding economic and innovation opportunities of spectrum through an incentive auction for the 600 MHz wireless spectrum. "Unfortunately, all too often, wireless service in rural areas is...

FCC ex parte - Auction Letter 4-28-14.pdf

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Senate Finance Committee Considering Eliminating Fertilizer Deduction

The Senate Finance Committee recently released proposals to change the tax code. Among the suggested changes was the doubling of Section 179 Small Business Expensing and the repeal of the fertilizer deduction for farmers.The release of these proposals provided an opportunity for interested...

ARA Letter to Senate Finance Committe 1-17-2014.pdf