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ARA Encouraged by Progress on Seasonal Ag CDL Reform

Jun 16, 2021

Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a mark-up on S. 2016, the Surface Transportation Investment Act. ARA has been working closely with Senator Moran, R-Kan., Senator Thune, R-S.D., and allies on Capitol Hill to encourage reform to the Farm-Related Restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, more commonly referred to as the Seasonal Ag CDL program ahead of this mark-up. Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel Richard Gupton issued the following statement.

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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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Congress

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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STB reform

ARA Praises STB Final Rule on Demurrage Charges

Apr 08, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement regarding the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) final rule on demurrage charges.

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US Ag Trade

ARA Congratulates USTR Katherine Tai

Mar 17, 2021

ARA President and CEO issued a statement following the U.S. Senate's Confirmation of Katherine Tai to the position of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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EPA Administrator

ARA Applauds Confirmation of EPA Administrator Regan

Mar 11, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement in support of yesterday's confirmation of Michael Regan to the role of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator.

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USDA

ARA is Ready to Work with Secretary Vilsack

Feb 23, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement following the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

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ARA Fleet Optimization

ARA Works with Farmobile to Optimize Profitability in the Ag-Food Supply Chain

Jan 21, 2021

ARA today announced it is working with ARA member company Farmobile to further its mission — to support members in their quest to maintain a profitable business environment, adapt to a changing world and preserve their freedom to operate. The goal of the collaboration is to support agricultural retailers in getting the absolute most revenue out of one of the biggest line items in their P&Ls — their commercial fleet.

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White House

ARA Ready to Work with Biden Administration on Key Ag Retail Issues

Jan 20, 2021

Today, ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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2020 ARA Conference & Expo Virtual

Agricultural Retailers Association Concludes Annual Conference and Expo with Election Result Impacts

Dec 03, 2020

ARA concluded its annual Conference & Expo with a keynote presentations and a panel featuring industry experts sharing insights on what impact the 2020 election results will have on the ag retail industry. 

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