Friday, October 28, 2016

Growers Encourage Manufacturers to Use ADAPT 

Leading U.S. grower organizations are hailing the AgGateway ADAPT framework for interoperability in precision ag systems, and calling on FMIS companies to commit to integrating ADAPT into their systems in the near future. The groups include the Farm Bureau, as well as the soybean, wheat, canola, rice and corn associations, and others. >  Read more

Equipment Manufacturers Embrace AgGateway’s ADAPT

A leading group of equipment manufacturers will soon release products that greatly enhance a grower’s ability to manage data across different precision ag systems – regardless of the system manufacturer, thanks to AgGateway’s ADAPT conversion toolkit. Companies that have committed to using ADAPT and releasing plug-ins for many of their proprietary data formats currently include AGCO Corporation, Ag Leader Technology, CLAAS, CNH Industrial, Deere & Company, Praxidyn, Raven Industries, Topcon Precision Agriculture, and Trimble Navigation. > Read More

AgGateway Endorsing PrecisionAg Vision Conference

As a member of the Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA), AgGateway is a supporter of PrecisionAgMedia’s first-ever PrecisionAg Vision Conference to be held October 18-20, 2016, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Phoenix. Find out more!

Precision Ag Teams at InfoAg

Members of AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council were out in force Aug. 1-4 at the InfoAg 2016 Precision Ag Conference in St. Louis. Thanks to work of the AgGateway teams, growers will soon be able to use more powerful tools to increase their efficiency and productivity. Specifically, new resources from AgGateway will greatly enhance the ability of growers to easily manage their data. Read more>

New "Get Connected" Website Section Helps Members Leverage the Power of eConnectivity

A new section of the AgGateway website, under the Get Connected tab, provides one-stop access to dozens of resources to help members get connected with their trading partners. The section is geared both toward companies just getting started, and those who are already veterans to eBusiness but need quick and easy access to messages, guidelines and other resources. Many areas of the section are "Members Only", so if you're not yet a member of AgGateway, join now! Explore the new section today and get connected!

Electronic Communication Between Precision Ag Systems Nears Reality

The promise of seamless communication between different precision agriculture systems – regardless of the system manufacturer – has moved into an exciting new stage with public availability of the ADAPT software toolkit. ADAPT will eliminate the major pain points to broad use of precision ag data by easily enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications. AgGateway's ADAPT Committee is coordinating with software companies on plug-ins. Read more...

Discover How to Benefit from the 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. Find educational materials, including a helpful webinar, here.

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 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...

Expanded Access to Key eBusiness Resource

Now anyone in the industry can have access to AgGateway's Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) for 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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AgGateway Global Network AgGateway Global Network is an organization established by AgGateway leaders to expand the eBusiness mission internationally. To date the new organization has had substantial success, establishing AgGateway Europe and making other strides in international connectivity. AgGateway (North America) is both a member of, and strong supporter of AgGateway Global Network. Read more >

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 Language (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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