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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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Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award

The Scoop: Tradition Holds True For ARA Awards Recognition

Jan 22, 2021

As ARA ushers in 2021, we have taken a moment to reflect on the good that came of 2020—the year that will not be forgotten. For the first time ever, the ARA Conference & Expo was held virtually. As an association, we committed to bringing you the same top-notch content and experience that you would have expected of the in-person event. If you missed participating in the conference, then registration is still available to view all sessions’ recordings.

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White House

ARA Attends Virtual Roundtable with EPA Administrator Nominee

Jan 05, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock participated in a virtual roundtable as a member of the Ag CEO Council on Jan. 5 with EPA Administrator nominee Michael Regan.

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White House

Biden Our Time Until the New Congress and Administration; Blue Wave Crashes Into Red Dam

Nov 16, 2020

ARA's Richard Gupton offers an analysis of the House, Senate and Presidential election results and what it all means for the ag retail industry. He concludes with a call to action: get involved to strengthen ARA's voice in Washington as we work through the upcoming transition to a new president and Congress.

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The Scoop Podcast

The Scoop Podcast: The 2020 Election & Ag Retail

Oct 26, 2020

ARA's Richard Gupton recaps the latest action on COVID-19 legislation, the Supreme Court nomination and explains what the election could mean for issues such as climate change, taxes, pesticide products and more.

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ARA Panel Takeaways

Digital Strategy Is More Than E-Commerce (The Scoop)

Oct 01, 2020

Check out the four takeaways from a recent ARA member panel on the digital strategy options available to ag retailers.

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Keep GPS Working

ARA Quoted in Keep GPS Working Coalition Announcement

Sep 30, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock was quoted in a news release for the association's support of the Keep GPS Working Coalition on behalf of ag retailers. Read his statement to learn more.

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The Scoop Podcast

The Scoop Podcast: The ABCs and 123s of CFATS

Sep 11, 2020

In this episode of The Scoop Podcast, ARA's Danielle Sikes Nelson shares an update on recent actions surrounding CFATS—the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS).

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Maximize Your ARA Membership (The Scoop)

Jul 27, 2020

ARA’s strength in Washington as an advocate of ag retailers depends on the sustained investment by our members. We’ve compiled these tips to make the most of your membership dollars.

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