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New Study: Gas Car Ban Would Have Disproportionate Impact on U.S. Biofuels & Ag

Oct 27, 2020

Today, ARA, a member of the Transportation Fairness Alliance, released a new study that analyzes the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. The study found that U.S. light-duty and freight vehicle consumption of ethanol and biodiesel could decline up to 90 percent to 1.1 billion gallons and up to 61 percent to 0.8 billion gallons, respectively.

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EPA Provides Certainty to Ag Retailers and Farmers Through Dicamba Decision

Oct 27, 2020

ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler's announcement that the agency has granted five-year registrations for dicamba herbicides.

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Excluding CCC from CR Pulls the Rug Out from Under Farmers, Ag Retailers

Sep 22, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement in response to the continuing resolution (CR) released by U.S. House of Representatives Democrats extending funding for government operations through Dec. 11.

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ARA Commends House Passage of Bipartisan WRDA Bill

Jul 29, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the bipartisan H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.

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ARA Celebrates CFATS Reauthorization

Jul 20, 2020

Following action by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for three years, which was set to expire on July 23, 2020. ARA's Daren Coppock released a following statement celebrating this action.

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ARA Supports NEPA Reforms to Speed Up Rural Infrastructure Projects

Jul 15, 2020

ARA supports reforms made to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) announced in the final rule today. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement.

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ARA Celebrates USMCA's Entry into Full Force Today

Jul 01, 2020

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is celebrating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's (USMCA) entry into full force today. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement:

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ARA, NCFC Ask for Further Clarification on EPA Dicamba Order

Jun 09, 2020

ARA and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) called on EPA to further clarify the agency’s cancellation order on use and distribution of dicamba products.

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ARA Seeks Clarification from EPA on Court's Dicamba Decision's Impact on Ag Retailers

Jun 08, 2020

ARA is seeking clarification from EPA today after it announced guidance on the limited and specific circumstances under which existing stocks of the three vacated dicamba products can be used for a limited period of time.

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Ag Retailers Urge EPA to Seek Immediate Stay of Federal Court Order on Dicamba

Jun 05, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding the Ninth Circuit vacature of three dicamba labels earlier this week. Read the statement to learn how this impacts ag retailers.

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