AgGateway currently has more than 230 member companies in eight major industry segments:
Each segment is represented by a council, and each council is working on ways to enhance transactional efficiency between business partners. This may include identifying, developing and implementing standards and guidelines that allow for electronic connectivity.
In addition to the ongoing work of the councils, some current activities include:
- Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE): AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council's SPADE Project is working in the area of crop protection and harvest operations, as well as other advances that will eventually enable growers and agri-businesses to achieve tremendous technological advances, enhanced yield and improved net revenue performance. See the SPADE Project page for more information.
- Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership (PAIL) Project: The Precision Ag Council and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance are co-sponsoring a cross-industry project to help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil, crop and other data from various hardware and software programs. PAIL will improve irrigation by developing “a common set of data standards and protocols used across the ag industry,” says Terry Schlitz, PAIL Project chairperson. See the PAIL Project page for more information.
- Seed Connectivity Phase II: Building on successes of the initial Seed Connectivity (SC) project, this effort is designed to further streamline seed supply chain interactions, including the booking/order process, refinements to features implemented in the first SC project, and improved AGIIS content for the seed industry. (20 companies participating) See the SCII Project page for more information.
- Crop Nutrient Connectivity Phase II: CNC II extends the original crop nutrient segment project, in which several industry leaders came together to adopt industry standardized eBusiness messages. These companies were able to improve accuracy, increase the speed of the ordering process, reduce the cost of error correction, and significantly improve customer service. CNC II seeks to extend those operational gains by expanding connectivity to other companies in the industry. (10 companies participating) See the CNC II Project page for more information.
- 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.
- Paperless Fertilizer Tonnage Reporting Initiative: If all states could adopt a unified process for fertilizer tonnage reporting, companies who report and make payments for tonnage fees/tax could standardize their internal procedures, making information and payments a more efficient and timely process. This effort, which started as a successful AgGateway project, is now an industry-wide initiative. See www.FertTon.com.
If you’re not an AgGateway member and would like more information on membership to join these projects or suggest others, click here.