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ARA Encouraged by Progress on Seasonal Ag CDL Reform

Jun 16, 2021

Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a mark-up on S. 2016, the Surface Transportation Investment Act. ARA has been working closely with Senator Moran, R-Kan., Senator Thune, R-S.D., and allies on Capitol Hill to encourage reform to the Farm-Related Restricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, more commonly referred to as the Seasonal Ag CDL program ahead of this mark-up. Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel Richard Gupton issued the following statement.

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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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ARA Praises STB Final Rule on Demurrage Charges

Apr 08, 2021

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement regarding the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) final rule on demurrage charges.

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The Scoop Podcast

Top Regulatory & Policy Issues for Ag Retailers to Watch (The Scoop Podcast)

Feb 24, 2021

ARA's Richard Gupton joins The Scoop Podcast, ARA's official magazine and podcast partner, to discuss the top regulatory and policy issues for ag retailers to watch. He also explains how ag retailers can get engaged.

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Transportation & Broadband Infrastructure

An economically efficient, effective intermodal transportation system is important for the financial well-being of agricultural business and rural communities throughout the U.S. Connectivity remains critical to supporting the competitive advantage that rural communities bring to the economy. 

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New Year, New Administration, New Priorities For Ag Retail (The Scoop)

Feb 15, 2021

The beginning of a new year brings the opportunity for ARA members to refocus the member-led organization’s policy priorities for the coming year. ARA’s Washington-based policy team has been working for months with the Biden administration transition team and staffers on Capitol Hill to bring them up to speed on the issues. As determined by the membership, ARA’s policy priorities for 2021 include the following.

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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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ARA Commends House Passage of Bipartisan WRDA Bill

Jul 29, 2020

ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the bipartisan H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.

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ARA Joins Keep GPS Working Coalition

Jul 21, 2020

ARA joined the Keep GPS Working Coalition after a recent FCC decision that threatens GPS reliability for ag retailers and millions of Americans who rely on these technologies.

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ARA Supports NEPA Reforms to Speed Up Rural Infrastructure Projects

Jul 15, 2020

ARA supports reforms made to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) announced in the final rule today. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement.

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