The Agricultural Retailers Association is holding its winter board meeting in Washington, DC after a day of visits on Capitol Hill. Before the meeting started I visited with ARA Chairman, Harold Cooper, Premier Ag. We talked about the policy priorities for ARA this year.
The first and foremost one he says is the retail exemption to OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulations. You can read a letter from ARA to OSHA on this subject here which explains this in detail. The EPA’s WOTUS rule is another big issue for ARA.
Harold and his fellow board members stormed the Hill yesterday meeting with many Senators and Representatives on these issues.
You can listen to my interview with Harold here: Harold Cooper, Premier Ag