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Environmental Stewardship


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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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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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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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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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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