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agriculture trade

ARA Commends EPA Issuance of Risk Management Program (RMP) Reconsideration Final Rule

Nov 21, 2019

EPA issues changes to Risk Management Program (RMP).

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Fertilizer Spraying

News Release: ARA Applauds EPA Proposed Revisions to Application Zone Requirements

Oct 24, 2019

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock issued a statement in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release of a proposal that provides targeted revisions to the Worker Protection Standards (WPS) Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements.

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USDOT hours

ARA SUPPORTS USDOT HOURS OF SERVICE PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVED DRIVER SAFETY AND FLEXIBILITY

Aug 14, 2019

The FMCSA is encouraging everyone to review and comment on this proposal within the 45-day public comment period.

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regulatory reform

REGULATORY REFORM

NPDES Pesticide General Permit (PGP): Pesticide applicators are subject to court-created requirements to obtain a Clean Water Act NPDES permit for lawful applications near 'waters of the U.S.' for products already closely reviewed and regulated for use by EPA with stringent FIFRA label restrictions.

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labeling

ARA APPLAUDS EPA ACTION TO STOP FALSE LABELING

Aug 09, 2019

“Our members, their farmer customers, and the public rely on EPA’s scientific expertise to evaluate pesticides for human health and environmental effects.”

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Science based decision on chlorpyrifos

ARA APPLAUDS EPA'S SCIENCE-BASED DECISION ON CHLORPYRIFOS

Jul 19, 2019

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Registering Long-Term uses of Sulfoxaflor

ARA APPLAUDS EPA'S DECISION TO REGISTER LONG-TERM USES OF SULFOXAFLOR, REVERSING 2016 DECISION

Jul 12, 2019

ARA has been watching this issue for years and we are grateful to finally have a clear, long-term solution for this important tool for growers.

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harvesting

BLOG: AGRI-PULSE ARTICLE QUOTES ARA ON PREVENTED PLANT DATES

Jun 26, 2019

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excessive freight

ARA TESTIFIES ON EXCESSIVE FREIGHT AND DEMURRAGE CHARGES, URGES STB TO HOLD RAILROADS ACCOUNTABLE

May 22, 2019

On May 22, 2019, ARA testified before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) about excessive demurrage and accessorial charges against agricultural retailers and distributors.

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news EPA water rule

ARA APPLAUDS EPA ON PROPOSED NEW WATER RULE

Dec 11, 2018

This proposed rule is a positive step toward regulatory certainty for America’s farmers, ranchers and ag retailers.

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