2017 Press Releases

2017 Press Releases

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AgGateway Releases Annual Report and 5-Year Plan:  Enable Companies To Increase Efficiency, Agility and Profitability

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2017 — The ability to efficiently manage and exchange data will be essential in equipping the agriculture industry to face economic, environmental, regulatory and marketing challenges in 2018 and beyond; and the work of AgGateway is central to that goal. That is the message in AgGateway’s newly released 2017 Annual Report, “AgGateway in Action”, and a message echoed by President and CEO Wendy Smith and Chairman Doug Mills at this month’s AgGateway Annual Conference[...]

AgGateway Teams Run Successful Grain Traceability Field Trial

Washington, D.C., November 13, 2017 – AgGateway teams working on standards for grain tracking ran a successful field trial last month on a corn farm in Olney, Ill., a major step forward in enabling the efficient tracking of harvested grain – from harvester to grain cart, grain cart to truck, truck to elevator, and elevator to processor. Details of the proof-of-concept were unveiled at last week’s AgGateway Annual Conference in San Diego. The new standards for data exchange will give grain producers and handlers more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act. More than 25 companies have been working since 2015 on the collaborative effort, known as AgGateway’s CART project (Commodity Automation for Rail and Truck). [...]

AgGateway’s Annual Conference To Feature Speakers on Inventory Management, “Design Thinking” and Farm Data Challenges
November 6-9 in San Diego, California

Washington, D.C., October 16, 2017 –  Attendees at next month’s AgGateway Annual Conference will be able to explore current challenges and trends in agriculture, hear and share the best strategies for improving efficiency through electronic connections, and network with leading companies who are part of the current agriculture revolution in eConnectivity. The 2017 conference, “Efficiency-Opportunity–Profitability,” will be held November 6-9 at the Hilton Resort & Spa, in San Diego, Calif. [...]


New “Seed Quick Connect” Session for Ag Retailers, Distributors and Manufacturers To Streamline Seed Transactions, Boost Efficiency

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2017 –  AgGateway will hold a new “Seed Quick Connect” session on November 7, 1:00-5:00 pm, in San Diego, Calif., so that agricultural retailers, distributors and manufacturers can meet one-on-one to determine where and how they can better connect electronically to streamline their seed transactions – from booking, delivery and invoicing, to sales and inventory reporting. The 4-hour session, which will facilitate multiple interactions between trading partners, will be held during AgGateway’s Annual Conference, November 6-9 in San Diego. Companies’ software vendors are also encouraged to participate, to help determine next steps in making electronic connections. [...]


Register Now for AgGateway’s Annual Conference, November 6-9 in San Diego, California

Washington, D.C., August 25, 2017 –  Registration is now open for AgGateway’s Annual Conference, “Efficiency-Opportunity–Profitability,” to be held November 6-9 at the Hilton Resort & Spa, San Diego, California.

AgGateway's annual conference draws hundreds of business and IT professionals to discuss ongoing initiatives to help companies better manage and use agricultural information. The conference features great opportunities to network and advance eConnectivity in agriculture – in ag retail, crop protection, crop nutrition, seed, grain, feed, precision ag and specialty chemical. Early registrants receive a significant registration discount.[...]


Developers Should Plan Ahead on Valuable New Data Management Resources for Farm and Grain Operations–AgGateway To Lay Out Next Steps at InfoAg in St. Louis

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2017 –  AgGateway member companies collaborating on industry-wide solutions for interoperability and traceability are calling on software and system developers to make implementation plans now for these new resources. These standards, implementation guidelines and associated documentation serve as a means to significantly boost the ability of growers, advisors and grain handlers to leverage data in their operations. [...] Read more...

Ag Retailers’ Powerful Testimony: Switching from Paper to Electronic Boosts Efficiency and Quickly Pays Off

Washington, D.C., June 27, 2017 –  Agricultural retailers and manufacturers recently offered powerful testimonials on how moving from paper-based tracking systems into electronic connectivity – through standardized transactions, barcoding and other systems – has dramatically improved their efficiency, accuracy and customer service; and they called on others to embrace eConnectivity to better streamline the supply chain. Moreover, they said their investments in electronic data transfer quickly paid off, saving their companies time and money, and boosting customer service. The presentations took place this month in Altoona, Iowa, as part of the Mid-Year Meeting for AgGateway, a non-profit organization focused on promoting eBusiness in agriculture.[...] Read more...

AgGateway to Hold Ag Retail eConnectivity Seminar at Upcoming Mid-Year Meeting in Altoona, Iowa

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2017 –  As part of its Mid-Year Meeting next month in Altoona, Iowa, June 12-15, AgGateway will be holding a half-day Ag Retail eConnectivity Seminar designed to introduce the many benefits of electronic connectivity to agricultural retailers and service providers. The session will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Ag retailers are encouraged to register now for this one-time event. [...] Read more...

Register Now for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 12-15 in Altoona, Iowa

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017 –  Registration is now open for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 12-15 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. The meeting provides valuable insights and networking for anyone seeking to expand eConnectivity 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 initiatives. [...] Read more...

Coalition to Advance Precision Ag Launches New Website

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2017 – The Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.DiscoverPrecisionAg.org. The mission of CAPA is to facilitate communication between farm and agribusiness associations and government decision-makers about precision agriculture, innovation, tools and practices. Filled with informative resources developed by coalition members, the new website helps CAPA promote science-based policy decisions to advance a safe and sustainable food system. Members of the coalition include a range of organizations from across the agricultural community, from grower groups to agribusiness associations working to develop the most advanced technology possible for farmers. [...] Read more...

ARA Encourages Equipment Manufacturers and Software Developers to Integrate AgGateway’s ADAPT To Help Retailers Leverage Data

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2017 – One of the toughest challenges ag retailers and agronomists have faced in using precision ag technologies is that different software and hardware systems haven’t been able to “talk” to each other, hampering the ability to help producers manage valuable data. Now that is changing with the introduction of AgGateway’s ADAPT software toolkit. ADAPT is an industry initiative that addresses one of the main pain points for retailers – converting multiple data formats and easily using data in different software applications. [...] Read more...

AgGateway Teams Close in on Field-to-Fork Grain Traceability Standards –

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2017 – Grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), thanks to a collaborative effort by AgGateway members to create standards for grain-handling information management. [...] Read more...

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