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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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USDA

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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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Helpful Links on COVID-19

Apr 19, 2021

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

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White House

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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Soy

EPA Provides Certainty to Ag Retailers and Farmers Through Dicamba Decision

Oct 27, 2020

ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler's announcement that the agency has granted five-year registrations for dicamba herbicides.

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Corn field

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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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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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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