Friday, February 12, 2016

Sign Up Now for Webinar on New Sales Reporting Format

Tired of spending time creating different sales reporting spreadsheets for suppliers? The Ag Retail Council’s new standardized file format makes sales reporting easier and more cost-efficient. AgGateway and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) are promoting use of the new standard through educational resources and a webinar. The one-hour webinar is on February 25 at 3:00 pm EDT, and repeated March 2 at 11:00 EDT. Click here to register. Also find educational materials here.

AgGateway Announces 2016 Board of Directors and Committee Leadership

AgGateway’s 2016 board of directors and committee leadership take the non-profit organization into its 11th year in pursuing the mission to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture. More than 230 companies are now members of the organization, and a new council – the Specialty Chemical Council – has just been added to the organization’s focus areas. Read more...

Members Can Now Apply for “Enabled by” Logo

The new “Enabled by” program allows member companies to promote their use of AgGateway eBusiness resources for products and services. Use of the logo signals to the ag industry that the company is actively involved in implementing eBusiness in agriculture. Read more...

AgGateway Launches New Specialty Chemical Council

AgGateway members have created a new council to address connectivity issues in the specialty chemical business. Segments covered will include professional vegetation management, pest control services, and turf and ornamental, as well as subset segments. Sarah Moster, Manager of Business Analysis and CRM for BASF, was elected council chair; Carol Contino, ‎Customer Service Manager for Environmental Science at Bayer CropScience, is vice chair. Companies participating to date include AgData, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow, Entira, F4F, FMC, Focus Technology, XS, Inc., Land O’Lakes/Winfield, River Valley Cooperative, Syngenta, Tessenderlo Kerley, Wilbur-Ellis, and Koch. Read more...

AgGateway Recognizes Leaders at Annual Conference

Lori Edwards of Syngenta has received the AgGateway Ron Storm Leadership Award for her continual efforts to promote collaboration among AgGateway teams and advance eAgriculture. In addition, recipients of the new “AgGateway in Action Awards” are Joe Tevis, TopCon; Charlie Nuzzolo, F4F; Seth Petersen, Wilbur-Ellis; and Pam Rincker, Software Solutions Integrated; as well as a company award to Software Solutions Integrated. Dennis Daggett, ProAg, received the President’s Award from AgGateway President & CEO Wendy Smith for his dedication to AgGateway activities this year. Read more...

New Programs Recognize Innovation and Achievement

AgGateway is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by launching new programs at the Annual Conference that highlight innovations in agricultural eBusiness – or “eAgriculture”. The new term “eAgriculture” is being introduced to signify the growing breadth of electronic connectivity in the ag industry. Among the new programs: a logo that members can use to identify their use of AgGateway resources, an Innovation Showcase featuring new applications in eAgriculture, and “AgGateway in Action” volunteer appreciation awards. Read the press release.

New, Expanded Access to Key eBusiness Resource

AgGateway has released an exciting new enhancement to the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) that allows anyone in the industry to have automated web access to the standard identifiers used in electronic business transactions. Access and limited searches are free; fees accrue once a user exceeds a certain number or level of searches. The enhancement is designed to bring the industry closer to having globally applicable standard identifiers, to increase data quality and efficiency for all trading partners. Access enhancements here... or  Read press release

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New to AgGateway? Here are three easy ways to learn more: 1) Check out our 2-page fact sheet; 2) Read our latest newsletter and sign up to receive it; 3) Review the resources on our Communications Kit page. Have a question or want to get more involved? Contact Member Services at

Seed Connectivity (SC-II)
A total of 22 companies are involved with the SC-II project. See SC-II Project page.

Crop Nutrient Connectivity (CNC-II)
The CNC-II project builds on considerable success achieved through previous work, including eConnectivity for contracts, ordering, shipping and invoicing, which is complete among several distributors and manufacturers. Ten companies are now involved in Phase II. See the CNC-II Project page.


Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership (PAIL)
AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance are co-sponsoring this cross-industry project that will help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil, crop and other data from various hardware and software programs.  See the PAIL Project page.

Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE)
SPADE is addressing the problem of moving data from machine systems to farm management information systems (FMIS) and to other FMIS, so the farmer and ag retailer can improve decision-making and improve productivity.  See the SPADE Project page.  Access the new AgGateway Extensions to ISO 11783 Part 10 here. This is documentation that fills a critical gap in providing data exchange between diverse devices and systems used by farmers for seeding operations.

Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC)
With 10 companies participating, this project targeted at the crop protection business in Canada is slated to run through December 2015. See the CPCC Project page.

Tonnage Reporting (TRP)

The Paperless Tonnage Reporting Initiative is working toward full, nationwide implementation of paperless reporting. The project is a collaborative effort of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and AgGateway. 


Auto Identification Data Capture (AIDC)
Nothing is more central to the effectiveness of a supply chain than the ability to collect and transmit accurate, actionable and timely data. Automating workflows with Automatic Identification Data Capture (AIDC) technology provides this level of real-time efficiency, accuracy and connectivity. The AIDC Task Force is working to provide educational opportunities and promote implementation of AIDC technologies across the entire agricultural supply chain. See the AIDC page.

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