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ARA Commends EPA Existing Stocks Order for Dicamba

Feb 14, 2024

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) update related to the Existing Stocks Order for dicamba product registrations.

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ARA Expresses Concern on EPA's Flawed, Unworkable WOTUS Rule

Aug 29, 2023

ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement expressing serious concern with the final "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Willard Ag to Testify Tomorrow at House Ag Committee Hearing

Feb 27, 2023

ARA is pleased to announce that Michael Twining with Willard Agri-Service will testify on behalf of ARA member companies before the House Committee on Agriculture during its hearing on Feb. 28.

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ARA Commends FMCSA Seasonal Ag CDL Reforms

Sep 29, 2022

Today ARA applauds the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for publishing reforms to the Seasonal Ag CDL program. ARA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel Richard Gupton issued a statement.

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ARA Joins More Than 350 Organizations to Voice Support for Existing Pesticide Law

Jan 12, 2022

ARA joined more than 350 organizations engaged with pesticide products in a letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that affirms these organization’s support the pesticide regulatory system in place today under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

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Policy Panel: One Year into the Biden Administration, What's Next?

Nov 02, 2021

While President Biden was elected for being a moderate consensus builder, Washington is still full of partisanship, divided government, and policy decisions creating potential disruptions within the industry and overall U.S. economy.

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FAQs on EPA's Chlorpyrifos Final Rule + 6 Ag Retailer Questions Answered

Sep 21, 2021

ARA received notice from EPA that it has published the chlorpyrifos final rule FAQs to represent the most commonly asked questions EPA received since issuing the final rule. All but six of ARA’s questions were answered. For those six remaining questions, this blog contains EPA’s responses. 

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ARA Submits Comments on Behalf of Ag Retailers

Jun 22, 2021

ARA recently submitted comments in response to the request for information on Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products (docket number AMS-TM-21-0034). This comment period was in direct response to Executive Order 14017, “America's Supply Chains,” which focused on the need for resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure U.S. economic prosperity and national security.

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ARA Attends Virtual Roundtable with EPA Administrator Nominee

Jan 05, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock participated in a virtual roundtable as a member of the Ag CEO Council on Jan. 5 with EPA Administrator nominee Michael Regan.

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Research Shows Gas Car Ban Would Have Disproportionate Impact on U.S. Biofuels & Ag

Oct 27, 2020

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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