ARA Deems Supreme Court Decision Reversing Chevron Defense as Good News for Ag Retail

ARLINGTON, Va. (June 28, 2024) – The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President & CEO Daren Coppock released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in “Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo” to reverse the Chevron defense.

“For the past 40 years, the Chevron doctrine has provided an opportunity for federal regulatory agencies to expand their regulations beyond the intent of Congress. If Congress was not specific in limiting an agency’s authority in statute, Chevron provided deference to the agency in interpreting its own authorizing statute.

“This decision from the Supreme Court is important because it will require an agency to have specific statutory authority in order to submit private citizens or businesses to a regulatory requirement.

“We are proud to have been part of the amicus brief filed last year requesting the Supreme Court to consider this case. For our member companies who operate under these regulations, the clarity and certainty that result from this change are very valuable.”