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Environmental Stewardship

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack with Farm Broadcasters

ARA Applauds Announcement on Ag's Role in Sustainable Biofuels

Apr 30, 2024

ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement applauding the Biden Administration's announcement updating the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technology (GREET) model and including regenerative agricultural practices in the sustainable aviation fuel emissions calculation.

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2021 Earth Day

ARA & Ag Retailers Promote Earth Day Year-Round

Apr 22, 2024

By working closely with their farmer customers, ag retailers deploy the best methods to ensure our land is cared for and healthy for generations to come. On this Earth Day, ARA thanks the good stewards of this planet who provide the food, fuel and fiber for today’s growing population. Read about the environmental stewardship efforts led by ARA and its members.

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Seed treatment guide

Basic Steps for Treated Seed Stewardship

Feb 14, 2024

As planting season begins across the country, ARA reminds ag retailers and their farmer-customers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed.

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ARA Applauds USDA for Advancing Climate-Smart Pilot Program & Including ARA Members

Sep 14, 2022

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its consideration and selection of pilot projects through its Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program. ARA supported several of its member companies who were listed as major partners in several awarded grant applications. 

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2021 Earth Day

ARA Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 20, 2022

ARA celebrates Earth Day and the ag retailers working with their farmer customers as trusted advisors every day to deploy the best methods to protect the environment for generations to come. Find aggregate data showing ARA members' commitment to environmental stewardship as well as an opportunity to get involved.

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Update on ARA Virtual Fly-In Visits with Congress

Apr 08, 2022

ARA members participate in grassroots engagement efforts during the annual legislative fly-in. Held virtually this year, the visits are a chance for ag retailers and suppliers to sound their voice about issues impacting their operations and community among elected officials and their staff in Congress.

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2022 Ag Day_EPA

ARA Celebrates Ag Day with Conversations on the National Mall

Mar 22, 2022

ARA is a proud sponsor of the Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as industry leaders and member companies such as AGCO, Case IH, and John Deere showcase innovations that enable American farmers and ranchers to sustainably provide for a growing world.

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2021 ARA Conference & Expo

Carbon Markets and the Role of the Ag Retailer

Oct 12, 2021

Agricultural soil carbon markets have taken the industry by storm, offering a win-win situation whereby farmers are rewarded for their stewardship and corporations seeking to account for their emissions can invest directly in climate impact. Beyond the hype and headlines, however, lie the logistical realities of the situation. How does the industry enable widescale transformation of agricultural practices to reliably supply this growing new market?

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Climate-smart ag

ARA Applauds UN Food Summit Engagement by USDA

Aug 10, 2021

ARA is one of several national associations working on the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit and is very pleased with USDA’s position statements and engagement leading up to the September Summit and will continue to keep its members updated.

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Photo of U.S. Capitol with trees at the bottom of the photo

ARA Applauds Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021

Jun 24, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement following the passage by the U.S. Senate of S.1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021, in a vote of 92-8. The bill would help boost ag carbon markets by creating a certification process at USDA.

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