Agricultural Retailers Association


Agricultural Retailers Association

ARA's mission is to advocate, influence, educate and provide services to support its members in their quest to maintain a profitable business environment, adapt to a changing world and preserve their freedom to operate. Membership: $1,150-85,000 (Retailer / Distributor / Wholesaler); $1,380-54,000 (Industry Supplier); $1,000 (Affiliate).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
ARA
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Agriculture/Agronomy, Agriculture, Agronomy, Fertilizers
Year Founded:
1955
Address:
1156 15th St. NW
Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005-1718
Telephone:
Toll Free:
Fax:
Website:
Staff:
17
Volunteers:
50
Members:
2592 individuals


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $3,535,005


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
-0.69%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Total contributions
 
Program service revenue
 
Investment income
 
Other

Total expenses: $3,364,681


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
1.65%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Compensation for non-officers/directors
 
Other

Total assets: $6,138,956


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
6.86%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Investments in publicly traded securities
 
Savings and temporary cash investments
 
Cash -- non-interest bearing
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $1,877,375


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
5.72%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Deferred revenue
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
Other liabilities

   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Total contributions 2,317,823
Program service revenue 948,200
Investment income 243,675
Royalties 23,085
Sales of non-inventory assets 2,222
Net rental income 0
Miscellaneous revenue 0
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Total Revenue:

$3,535,005

1-yr growth
-0.69%
Total contributions
Program service revenue
Investment income
Royalties
Sales of non-inventory assets

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 934,710
Conferences, conventions, meetings 614,503
Compensation for non-officers/directors 602,565
Travel 278,672
Office expenses 215,672
Occupancy 199,956
Other expenses 122,294
Payroll taxes 82,518
Accounting fees 77,754
Legal fees 62,601
Other fees 47,321
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 45,446
Other employee benefits 43,143
Pension plan contributions 28,338
Insurance 9,188
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Management fees 0
Lobbying fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Investment management fees 0
Advertising and promotion 0
Information technology 0
Royalties 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Total Expenses:

$3,364,681

1-yr growth
1.65%
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Travel
Office expenses
Occupancy
Other expenses
Payroll taxes
Accounting fees
Legal fees
Others

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 4,730,575
Savings and temporary cash investments 739,380
Cash -- non-interest bearing 364,617
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 153,381
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 125,892
Other assets 14,161
Accounts receivable 10,950
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Total Assets:

$6,138,956

1-yr growth
6.86%
Investments in publicly traded securities
Savings and temporary cash investments
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Other assets
Others

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 1,782,093
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 88,242
Other liabilities 7,040
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$1,877,375

1-yr growth
5.72%
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 4,261,581
Temporarily restricted net assets 0
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:

$4,261,581

1-yr growth
7.36%
Unrestricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Bryna Hautau Director, Operations and Events Conventions/Meetings, Membership, Operations, Senior Executive ...X
Danielle Sikes   Government Relations ...X
David McKnight Director, Membership Services Membership ...X
Donnie Taylor Vice President, Membership Services and Corporate Relations Communications/Public Relations, Membership, Public Affairs/Corporate Affairs ...X
Gary H. Baise General Counsel Legal ...X
Hunter Carpenter Director, Public Policy Government Relations ...X
Ian McGregor Vice Chair Board Member ...X
Jeffrey Sands Director, Public Policy Director of Government Relations, Government Relations ...X
John Oster Immediate Past Chair Board Member ...X
Kelly Jones Manager Membership Services and Office Administrator Administration, Membership ...X
Kyle Liske Public Policy Counsel Government Relations, Legal ...X
Matthew Smith Manager, Member Services and Public Policy Government Relations, Membership ...X
Melisa A. Augusto Director, Communications and Marketing Communications/Public Relations, Marketing ...X
Richard Gupton Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Counsel Government Relations, LDA Contact, Legal ...X
Rod Wells Chair Elect Board Member ...X
Tracey Kerns Director, Administration and Membership Relations Administration, Membership ...X
Troy Johnson Chair Chairman of the Board ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
2019ARA Conference and Expo New Orleans , LA , United States Sheraton Hotel December 3 December 5   Convention Center...X
2018ARA Conference and Expo Boca Raton , FL , United States Waldorf-Astoria Boca Raton Resort November 27 November 29   Ski, Cruise, Golf, Casino, Convention Center...X
2017ARA Conference & Expo Phoenix , AZ , United States Arizona Biltmore Hotel November 28 November 30    ...X
2016ARA Conference Orlando , FL , United States Hilton Bonnet Creek November 29 December 1    ...X
2015Conference & Expo Palm Desert , CA , United States JW Marriott Desert Springs December 1 December 3    ...X

Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
Ag Professional MagazinemonthlyYes...X
Member AlertsonlineNo...X
Membership DirectoryonlineNo...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2019 Q4: $210,000
2019 Q3: $200,000
2019 Q2: $200,000
2019 Q1: $200,000
2018: $540,000


PAC Details

Name: Agricultural Retailers Association Political Action Committee (ARAPAC)



FEC ID: C00264770



Last updated: 5/14/2020 12:00:00 AM


PAC Contributions

(2019-2020)

Contributions

 Republicans  Democrat

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
  This organization has no outside representation data available.
 

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

Active Legislation

H.R. 1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
H.R. 1137 To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to repeal the authority relating to reprogramming during national emergencies.
H.R. 1374 DRIVE-Safe Act
H.R. 1783 Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act of 2019
H.R. 1869 Restoring Investment in Improvements Act
H.R. 216 Main Street Tax Certainty Act
H.R. 230 Ban Toxic Pesticides Act of 2019
H.R. 2440 Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act
H.R. 3256 Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2019
H.R. 641 Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019

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Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
OLSON FRANK & WEEDA LEGAL2018 $100,492 ...X
OLSON FRANK & WEEDA LEGAL SERVICES2016 $339,617 ...X

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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