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USMCA for Farmers

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 Dicamba Response

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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Sprayer

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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Growing Soy Bean Plants

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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Rice Plains

New EPA Rule to Increase Transparency is Positive Step Forward for Agriculture

May 19, 2020

EPA announced a proposed rule to establish requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock issued a statement in support of this action.

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CMV Driver

FMCSA Updates to Hours of Service Rules are Welcome Reforms for Ag Retailers

May 14, 2020

ARA's Richard Gupton released the following statement in support of the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules.

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WOTUS

ARA Supports Navigable Waters Protection Rule's Publishing

Apr 21, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement today after EPA and the Army published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” in the Federal Register.

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Spraying

ARA Joins in Glyphosate Litigation

Apr 21, 2020

ARA joined a nationwide coalition of agricultural and professional stakeholders in a motion to intervene in Rural Coalition et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al., which challenges EPA’s Interim Registration Review Decision on glyphosate.

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ARA Staff

ARA, CLA and TFI Announce Office Co-Location to Begin in 2021

Apr 14, 2020

ARA, CropLife America, and The Fertilizer Institute announced that the three organizations will co-locate to Arlington, Va., beginning in January 2021. Each organization will retain its focus on the needs of its respective members, but the move is expected to create greater opportunities for collaboration that can enhance each organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

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COVID-19

ARA Commends Congress on CARES Act Passage

Mar 27, 2020

ARA commends Congress on CARES Act Passage amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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