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Environmental Stewardship

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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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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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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EPA Administrator

ARA Encourages EPA, Department of the Army to Continue to Rely on Science and Common Sense in any WOTUS Changes

Jun 09, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock issued a statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (the agencies) on their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

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ARA Leading in Carbon Credit Market Discussion

May 04, 2021

ARA’s newly formed Climate Stewardship/Carbon Credit Working Group met with staff of Senators Stabenow, D-Mich., and Braun, R-Ind., about S. 1251 - Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Learn more about what was discussed and what's next for ARA's Working Group.

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Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 Passes Committee, ARA Urges Swift Passage in Full Senate

Apr 22, 2021

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry voted unanimously in support of S. 1251, Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement.

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2021 Earth Day

ARA Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 20, 2021

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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BeSure! for Applicators

BeSure! This Growing Season

Apr 19, 2021

Spring has sprung and the growing season is upon us! This year, BeSure! is back with its third annual national campaign to promote best management practices. ARA is proud to support the BeSure! campaign again this year.

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Crisis Preparedness

How ResponsibleAg Can Help You – Safety, Security & Saving Money

Apr 09, 2021

How ResponsibleAg Can Help You – Safety, Security & Saving Money is a webinar held in partnership with ARA and The Fertilizer Institute to share how the industry-led initiative ResponsibleAg is helping agribusinesses comply with EHS&S regulations to keep their employees, customers and community safe while saving them time and money. Watch the webinar recording to learn more.

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Seed Treatment guide

Follow the Basic Steps for Stewardship of Treated Seed

Apr 06, 2021

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

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