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Sep 29, 2020

Information, guidance and resources to be used to help agricultural retailers and distributors continue operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lynnco Blog

Vertical Supply Chain - An Exercise in Thought

Sep 15, 2020

In June, LynnCo led a webinar for ARA membership discussing three strategy considerations when reviewing your supply chain: network optimization, inventory optimization (SKU rationalization), and final mile considerations. This white paper created by ARA member LynnCo expands on the previous webinar's approach to transforming supply chains.

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The Scoop Podcast

Trade, Dicamba, Transportation: An Update From DC With ARA (The Scoop)

Jul 06, 2020

Richard Gupton says there are ongoing unknowns across a spectrum of regulatory, policy, and legal fronts that are directly affecting ag retailers. He shares the latest on trade, transportation, dicamba and more in The Scoop.

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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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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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2019 ARA Retailer of the Year Premier Ag

Maintaining Business During a Busy Planting Season and Deadly Pandemic

Apr 30, 2020

Harold Cooper, CEO of the 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year award-winning company Premier Ag, recently wrote to ARA about his take on the current state of the regulatory environment and what it means to be an ARA member in a time of crisis.

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Important Exemptions During COVID-19 Crisis For Ag Retail (AgPro)

Apr 13, 2020

Listen to this AgPro podcast episode to hear ARA's Richard Gupton explain important exemptions taking place for aretailers amid the COVID-19 crisis related to hours of service and alternatives to N95 masks for essential ag workers.

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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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ARA Commends Administration on Improvements to Endangered Species Act Implementation

Mar 12, 2020

ARA commends Administration on improvements to Endangered Species Act implementation in a news release.

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ARA Says New Navigable Waters Protection Rule Provides Clarity for Ag Retailers, Customers

Jan 23, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement in support of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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