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Helpful Links on COVID-19

Apr 19, 2021

Information, guidance and resources to be used to help agricultural retailers and distributors continue operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Scoop Podcast

Top Regulatory & Policy Issues for Ag Retailers to Watch (The Scoop Podcast)

Feb 24, 2021

ARA's Richard Gupton joins The Scoop Podcast, ARA's official magazine and podcast partner, to discuss the top regulatory and policy issues for ag retailers to watch. He also explains how ag retailers can get engaged.

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New Year, New Administration, New Priorities For Ag Retail (The Scoop)

Feb 15, 2021

The beginning of a new year brings the opportunity for ARA members to refocus the member-led organization’s policy priorities for the coming year. ARA’s Washington-based policy team has been working for months with the Biden administration transition team and staffers on Capitol Hill to bring them up to speed on the issues. As determined by the membership, ARA’s policy priorities for 2021 include the following.

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ag labor

ARA Successfully Lobbied for an Exception for Certain H-2 South African Workers

Jan 29, 2021

ARA successfully lobbied Congress and the Biden administration on a national interest exemption for certain H-2 travelers from South Africa along with other national and state ag groups.

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Safe+Sound 2020

ARA Participates in OSHA Safe+Sound Week, Shares Member Stories

Aug 10, 2020

ARA is proud to participate in OSHA Safe + Sound Week on Aug. 10-16 by sharing safety stories from members and encouraging members to stay informed.

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2019 ARA Retailer of the Year Premier Ag

Maintaining Business During a Busy Planting Season and Deadly Pandemic

Apr 30, 2020

Harold Cooper, CEO of the 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year award-winning company Premier Ag, recently wrote to ARA about his take on the current state of the regulatory environment and what it means to be an ARA member in a time of crisis.

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ag labor

Ag Labor & Workforce Needs

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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