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Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014 – AgGateway Announces Leadership Transition – AgGateway announced today that President and CEO Rod Conner is resigning effective January 1, 2015, in order to lead the newly formed AgGateway Global Network; and that current Executive Vice President and COO Wendy Smith will move into the role of AgGateway President and CEO beginning in 2015.


Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014 – AgGateway Provides Critical Link in Precision Ag Standards for Seeding Operations  AgGateway’s Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project has posted documentation that fills a critical gap in providing data exchange between diverse devices and systems used by farmers for seeding operations. The document is available for industry use and comment. Equipment manufacturers are expected to immediately begin utilizing the AgGateway SPADE data exchange processes to better support growers as they leverage their data to increase production efficiency.


Washington, D.C., July 17, 2014 AgGateway Releases Agricultural Glossary for Industry-Wide Use AgGateway is introducing a comprehensive agricultural glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry to facilitate accurate communications. The glossary is a one-stop location in the form of an online wiki for agriculture terms, definitions, acronyms, key words and synonyms. The glossary pulls from a number of established industry sources and includes government definitions for key terms, from “field” and “production” to “irrigation” and “pump”. There are currently more than 3,000 terms in the glossary.


Washington, D.C., June 3, 2014 – Precision Ag Irrigation Project Will Run Demo Next Week at AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting  AgGateway’s Precision Agriculture Irrigation Leadership (PAIL) Project will hold a demonstration on June 11 at AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting in Altoona, Iowa, to show equipment and software manufacturers how growers and irrigation consultants can access and send data in PAIL format as they develop and execute an irrigation plan. Full field testing is planned for late summer, and a proposed set of guidelines will be submitted in late November 2014.


Washington, D.C., May 20, 2014 –AgGateway Increases Its Focus on Data Privacy and Security, and Adoption of Best eBusiness Practices AgGateway has created two new committees to formalize the ongoing work of its member companies: the Data Privacy and Security Committee; and the Architecture Committee. Both committees tackle essential issues that support AgGateway’s mission to promote, expand and enable eBusiness in agriculture. Both will be meeting in open sessions at the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting, June 9-12, in Altoona, Iowa.


Washington, D.C., May 19, 2014 –AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting Tackles eBusiness Approaches to Data Privacy, Precision Ag, Crop Protection, Irrigation and More AgGateway’s upcoming Mid-Year Meeting, June 9-12 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, will feature dozens of working sessions and presentations on the latest eBusiness activities in agriculture, with topics spanning from data privacy to auto data capture. More than 200 companies – members and non-members alike – will gather to discuss and advance efforts to enable eBusiness in agriculture, resulting in improved business efficiencies and better use of ag technology.
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014 – AgGateway Tests Precision Ag Conversion Toolbox AgGateway will begin initial testing next week of its Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Conversion Toolbox. The test will take place in Lincoln, Neb., at PlugFest, an agricultural machinery compatibility testing event organized by the Agricultural Electronics Manufacturers Foundation (AEF) and hosted by the National Tractor Testing Lab. The SPADE team expects to release the completed toolbox by late summer.

Washington, D.C., April 25, 2014 – American Farm Bureau Federation Joins AgGateway Reflecting the increasing importance of data usage and privacy issues to America’s farmers, the American Farm Bureau Federation has joined AgGateway, the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, enabling and expanding eBusiness in agriculture.

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2014 Registration Open for AgGateway's 2014 Mid-Year Meeting Registration is now open for AgGateway’s 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held June 9-12, 2014, at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. AgGateway’s more than 200 member companies use this working meeting to advance efforts to enable eBusiness in agriculture, resulting in improved business efficiencies and better use of ag technology. Current work spans the areas of precision ag, crop nutrition, crop protection, ag retail, seed, grain and feed, as well as supporting initiatives from allied providers to the industry.


Washington, D.C., March 5, 2014 – AgGateway Kicks Off Connectivity Project for Canada’s Crop Protection Industry  Companies working on AgGateway’s Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC) Project held their first working meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, last month, and have begun the first steps toward streamlining the crop protection supply chain in Canada, increasing efficiencies and reducing the cost of doing business among agri-businesses.


Washington, D.C., December 12, 2013 – AgGateway Launches Redesigned Website for AGIIS Directory  AgGateway, a non-profit consortium of businesses that works to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture, announced the launch of a redesigned website for the Agriculture Industry Identification System (AGIIS) at www.agiis.org. The new AGIIS website has improved design, navigation and functionality across a full suite of web browsers.


Washington, D.C., December 9, 2013 – AgGateway Invites Companies to Join Connectivity Project for Canada’s Crop Protection Industry AgGateway has launched a new eBusiness project that will streamline the crop protection supply chain in Canada, increasing efficiencies and reducing the cost of doing business among agri-businesses. The Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC) Project expands on a proven approach already in use in the U.S. crop protection industry – thanks to previous collaborative work by AgGateway companies.


Washington, D.C., November 20, 2013 – AgGateway Annual Conference Draws Record Attendance–eBusiness Group Announces 2014 Board, Dates for 2014 Meetings  AgGateway’s eighth annual conference last week in St. Petersburg, Fla., drew a record 300 professionals to discuss ongoing successes in implementing eBusiness within the agriculture industry.


Washington, D.C., November 20, 2013 –Adisseo Receives AgGateway’s Grand Prize–2013 Innovative Technology Award AgGateway is pleased to announce that Adisseo has been named the winner of the AgGateway 2013 Innovative Technology Award for its web-based platform, Precise Nutrition Evaluation (PNE). The award, sponsored by AgGateway and CSC, was presented last week at the AgGateway Annual Conference.


Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013 – AgGateway Publishes Ag eStandards Release 5.3. AgGateway is pleased to announce the publication of the Ag eStandards Release 5.3. The release includes new messages to support fertilizer tonnage reporting, feed tonnage reporting and seed booking processes. The new messages will enable eConnectivity among agribusiness companies, increasing accuracy and efficiency in their businesses. The release may be downloaded from www.AgGateway.org. Registration is required and is free.


Washington, D.C., September 25, 2013 - The Fertilizer Institute Press Release on Tonnage Project: The Fertilizer Institute Lends Support to Reporting Efficiency Project  The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced today that its Board of Directors acted this week to approve a $25,000 contribution to be used in development of a web portal aimed at helping small businesses in the fertilizer industry achieve enhanced operational efficiency.



Washington, D.C., September 10, 2013 – Registration Opens for AgGateway Annual Conference “Collaboration for eConnectivity – Ensuring Success for the Future” Registration is now open for AgGateway’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference, “Collaboration for eConnectivity – Ensuring Success for the Future”, to be held November 11-14 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Washington, D.C., August 8, 2013–Nominations Open for Ron Storms Award to Recognize Leaders Who Further eBusiness in Agriculture  AgGateway is now receiving nominations for its annual Ron Storms Memorial Award, which recognizes distinguished individual efforts in the promotion of electronic standards and protocols in agri-business. This achievement award is given each year to a member active in AgGateway’s efforts to expand the use of eBusiness. Evaluation is based on volunteerism, integrity, reliability and selflessness in connection with efforts that reflect quality, productivity and innovation in furthering eBusiness in agriculture.

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2013States and Fertilizer Industry Collaborate To More Efficiently Report Tonnage Data  Michigan, South Carolina and Georgia are ready to go paperless. The states will begin accepting June fertilizer tonnage data from fertilizer retailers electronically – a big step in a larger effort to achieve paperless tonnage reporting by the end of 2016. Full implementation of a paperless system will afford cost efficiencies while ensuring greater accuracy in reporting at both the state level and nationally, where the data is used to calculate the efficiency of fertilizer use.


Washington, D.C., July 11, 2013 AgGateway Launches SPADE2 as Next Step Toward Seamless Data Exchange in Precision Agriculture  AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council is building on its successful work to date on the Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project by launching SPADE2. While the first phase focused on seeding, the second phase will cover crop protection and harvest operations. SPADE2 will also build infrastructure to source the machine and product reference data needed to share crop plans, recommendations, work orders and work records across the industry. These advances will help drive the use of precision ag equipment for a number of basic field operations, enabling growers and agri-businesses to achieve tremendous technological advances, enhanced yield and improved net revenue performance.

Washington, D.C., May 21, 2013 – AgGateway Members and NEEA Collaborate on Energy-Efficient Agricultural Irrigation–Ag industry comes together to create common set of data standards and protocols  AgGateway and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) are co-sponsoring the launch of a cross-industry collaboration project that will help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil moisture, soil type, crop and other relevant data coming from a wide range of hardware and software programs. The Precision Agriculture Irrigation Leadership (PAIL) Project will improve agriculture irrigation by developing a common set of data standards and formats to convert data for use in irrigation data analysis and prescription programs.



Washington, D.C., April 16, 2013 – Registration is now open for AgGateway’s 2013 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held June 17-20 at the John Deere Financial Facility in Johnston, Iowa  At the meeting, AgGateway councils, committees and working groups will move forward on valuable efforts to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture. These efforts are helping companies to implement supply chain efficiencies in such sectors as precision agriculture, seed, grain, feed, crop nutrition and crop protection, as well as for ag retail companies.
Washington, D.C., November 9, 2012 – AgGateway Annual Conference Draws Record Attendance – eBusiness Group Announces 2013 Board, Dates for 2013 Meetings  AgGateway’s seventh annual conference this week drew a record 230 professionals from more than 75 agricultural companies to discuss ongoing successes in implementing eBusiness within the agriculture industry. Attendance at the conference has doubled in just three years.

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2012 – Andrew Jeremiah Receives AgGateway’s Ron Storms Memorial Award for Promoting eBusiness
AgGateway is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Ron Storms Memorial Award is Andrew Jeremiah, B2B IT Lead Analyst at Monsanto. The award recognizes distinguished individual efforts in the promotion of electronic standards and protocols in agri-business, and is given annually to an individual at an AgGateway member company.


Washington, D.C., November 5, 2012 – New Website Boosts AgGateway Strategic Plan
AgGateway, the non-profit consortium of businesses working to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture, has revised and re-launched its corporate website (www.AgGateway.org) to support its 2013-15 strategic plan. The new website is easier for members and prospective members to navigate, and contains additional information on how and why agricultural companies should engage in eBusiness efforts. The site also unveils AgGateway’s new tagline, “Collaboration for eConnectivity”.  Read more>


November 1, 2012 – AgGateway’s Feed and Fertilizer Tonnage Reporting Project Moves into eBusiness Pilot Phase
As part of a national, industry-wide AgGateway Tonnage Reporting Project, a group of agricultural companies is preparing to launch a pilot project with the states of Michigan, Virginia and Florida for more efficient reporting of fertilizer and feed tonnage. Read more>


October 19, 2012 — Seed Industry Makes Significant Strides in eBusiness
Washington, D.C. – More than 20 leading companies in the seed industry are working collaboratively within AgGateway to improve eBusiness processes, with major improvements slated for the end of 2012 and more to come next year. The result will be faster, more accurate information, reduced costs of doing business and improved customer service. Read more >


October 5, 2012 — New SPADE Project Seeks To Improve Data Exchange Processes Driving Precision Ag
Washington, D.C. – AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council has launched a new project that will improve the data exchange processes that drive the use of precision agriculture field equipment for such major operations as seeding, tillage, spraying, fertilizing and harvesting. The Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) project is intended to streamline and encourage adoption of precision ag practices. Read more >


Sept. 20, 2012 — New Council for Grain, Oilseed and Renewable-Fuel Companies
Washington, D.C. – AgGateway, the non-profit consortium of agri-businesses working to expand electronic business within the agriculture industry, recently launched a new Grain Council in order to identify, develop and implement standards and guidelines to bring eBusiness efficiencies to grain, oilseed and renewable-fuel companies. Read more >


Sept. 13, 2012 — AgGateway Enhances AGIIS Product Directory
Washington, D.C. – AgGateway is excited to announce the launch of significant enhancements to the AGIIS product directory. The changes make it easier for AGIIS subscribers to add and maintain data on chemical, seed, feed and fertilizer products, and also introduce new security features that allow subscribers to determine who can access their product information. Read more >
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