ResponsibleAg for Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

ResponsibleAg Inc. is a non-profit organization founded this year to promote the public welfare by assisting agribusinesses as they seek to comply with federal environmental, health, safety and security rules regarding the safe handling and storage of fertilizer products. Billy Pirkle of Crop Production Services was chosen as the first chair of the organization and he says one of their …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Dealers, Fertilizer

ARA Names AGCO Operator of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Convention last week was Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions, who beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has recognized North America’s top custom applicators who consistently bring outstanding skill, dedication and …

Agribusiness, ARA, Equipment, Machinery

Ag Retailers Public Policy Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Transportation issues are at the top of the list of public policy concerns for ag retailers meeting in New Orleans this week. “We plan to make it a priority going into the new Congress,” said Agricultural Retailers Association senior VP for public policy Richard Gupton who updated the membership this morning. “Senator Thune is going to be the new chairman …

ARA, Audio, Fertilizer, Government

Ag Retailers Kick Off Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2014 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo is being held in New Orleans this week and CEO Daren Coppock, pictured here with some young attendees, says attendance is at a record this year. Keynote speakers include Mike Vande Logt of Winfield and Kenny Cordell with Pinnacle Ag Holdings, but Daren says the key reason ag retailers and agribusinesses attend …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio