Wednesday, July 27, 2016

June Workshop Encourages Developers To "Adopt ADAPT"

AgGateway held a one-day workshop June 16 in Minneapolis, immediately after the Mid-Year Meeting, to provide helpful guidance to software developers and business leaders wishing to use the new, open-source ADAPT toolkit to allow interoperability in precision agriculture applications. Many helpful resources are now available for the industry. Read more >

AgGateway/ARA Webinar for Ag Retailers on Seed eConnectivity and Barcoding

AgGateway and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held a webinar in April  to share basic resources and first steps for those interested in barcoding and seed eConnectivity. More information is available on the AIDC Task Force webpage, here.

PAIL Project Readies New Irrigation Standards; Drip irrigation phase of project now underway

To respond to the pressing need for seamless exchange of data, AgGateway's PAIL (Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership) Project has been developing open, international irrigation standards over the past four years that are now nearing completion. At the same time, the PAIL Project team is expanding its work to include drip irrigation, which will further strengthen the irrigation standards. The team is now submitting the proposed standards to ASABE. Two successful field trials have already been conducted. Read the press release here, or check out the PAIL wiki page here.

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 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...

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 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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