2016 Press Releases

2016 Press Releases

For media requests, contact Susan Ruland at +1 202-742-5967, ext. 10, or email Susan.Ruland at AgGateway.org. 

Grower Organizations Encourage Manufacturers to Implement AgGateway’s ADAPT for Precision Ag 

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2016 – A dozen leading U.S. grower organizations are hailing the collaborative efforts that led to the new AgGateway ADAPT framework for interoperability in precision ag systems – citing the many benefits to farmers, and are calling on Farm Management Information System (FMIS) companies to formally commit to integrating the ADAPT framework into their systems in the near future.[...] Read more...

AgGateway’s Annual Conference Program To Focus on Business and Technical Aspects of Ag eConnectivity

Washington, D.C., October 6, 2016 – Business and technical executives seeking to advance their companies’ electronic connections with trading partners are encouraged to attend this year’s AgGateway Annual Conference, November 7-10 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida. This year’s program features interactive, technical working sessions, as well as a business track, general sessions and networking that will benefit company executives seeking to increase efficiency, productivity and customer service through eConnectivity. Early bird registration discounts end October 14; register at www.AgGateway.org. [...] Read more...

Equipment Manufacturers Embrace AgGateway’s ADAPT

Washington, D.C., September 22, 2016 – 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...

Precision Ag Teams at InfoAg

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2016 – Members of AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council are out in force this week 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...

AgGateway Offers Special Workshop on the new ADAPT Toolkit for Interoperability of Precision Ag Systems 

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2016 – AgGateway is offering a special workshop June 16 in Minneapolis 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. The interactive one-day session is open to all; there is a $75 fee for workshop-only attendees, and no charge for attendees registered for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, which takes place immediately before the workshop (June 13-16).[...] Read more...

Ag Retailers Are Reducing Costly Errors and Streamlining Operations Through eConnectivity and Use of Barcoding

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2016 – AgGateway and ARA Educational Webinar Provides Resources, Next Steps — Barcoding, a technology well known to many industries for years, has been gaining more attention by agricultural retailers as they seek to reduce costly errors and streamline operations – especially in the area of seed. In response, AgGateway and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) are holding a free, one-hour webinar on April 13 to share basic resources and first steps for those interested in barcoding and seed eConnectivity. The webinar will be repeated April 22; details are provided below. [...] Read more...

New Irrigation Standards from AgGateway PAIL Project Will Help Growers Achieve Smarter Water and Energy Use

Washington, D.C., March 31, 2016 – Drip irrigation phase of project now underway—If farmers and agronomists were better able to use data from their irrigation management systems - including information on weather, soil moisture and crop types - they could make more informed decisions about when, where and how much water to apply, resulting in smarter energy and water use, and lowering costs while protecting or improving yield. This need to better manage data is especially relevant and valuable as growers continue to collect information using different types and brands of equipment. To respond to this 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. [...] Read more...

Register Now for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 13-16 in Bloomington, Minn.

Washington, D.C., March 10, 2016 – Registration is now open for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 13-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis. The meeting provides valuable insights and networking for anyone seeking to expand eBusiness in agriculture – from seasoned AgGateway members to ag professionals new to the organization. The working meeting provides multiple networking opportunities, as well as many open working group sessions where teams discuss ways to advance their collaborative eBusiness initiatives. [...] Read more...

Electronic Communication Between Precision Ag Systems Nears Reality With AgGateway Team’s Release of ADAPT

Washington, D.C., February 25, 2016 – 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, which stands for Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit, will eliminate the major pain points to broad use of precision agriculture data by easily enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications. AgGateway's ADAPT Committee is now coordinating with software companies on plug-ins needed for ADAPT's adoption. [...] Read more...

New Standardized File Format Makes Sales Reporting Easier and More Cost-Efficient

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2016 – AgGateway and ARA To Hold Educational Webinar– Washington, D.C., February 10, 2016 – AgGateway and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) are encouraging agricultural retailers and distributors to take advantage of a new standard to reduce the cost and complexity of sales reporting. AgGateway's Ag Retail Council has developed a standard file format for sales reporting to manufacturers and suppliers that is easy to use and widely accepted in the agriculture industry. As with all standards created through AgGateway’s collaborative process, this standard is freely available to all in the industry as a means to promote, enable and expand eBusiness. [...] Read more...


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