Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) and GLOBAL.G.A.P.

Representatives from ApRecs recently joined peers from across the United States and South America in Salinas, CA at the GLOBALG.A.P. US Technical Committee work shop. We participated in an in depth workshop to harmonize the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce rule with the GLOBALG.A.P. v5 Scheme and are pleased to report that for those involved […]

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Mapping the Future of Agribusiness

ApRecs is looking forward to participating at the Western Ag Summit in Sacremento, CA where we’ll be joining a community of agriculture and geographic information system (GIS) professionals to explore the current and emerging technologies from Esri, the world leader in Geo-spatial technologies  .At the event we’ll hear from leading Agricultural Data Innovators; after the […]

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New Faces At ApRecs

We’re proud to welcome Carl Patterson (left), John Albert (center) and Mike Coleman (right) to the team. Carl has been working on improving your experience with ApRecs; as our Sr. UX (User Experience) Architect, he’s revitalizing our design and workflows to make ApRecs faster, leaner and easier to use. John and Mike have joined our Executive […]

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A Door To Beat Down

…the best, shortest assessment of the near term future of Ag I’ve ever heard. This past week we received a request for a copy of this video; John Cornell a Tree Fruit Grower near Yakima, WA said “I’d still like one, as that was the best, shortest assessment of the near term future of Ag […]

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Sense + Nonsense of Farm Certification

Last week at the United Fresh Produce Association GLOBAL G.A.P. Tour in Chicago we heard from leaders in Agriculture about the challenges of Food Safety and Sustainability Certification.  With representatives present across the spectrum, perspectives were varied but on point. After the keynote addressing the role of audits in the industry, GLOBAL G.A.P. President Kristian […]

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Open Data + Agriculture

(Excerpt from a Guest post by Laura Husak reflecting on the Data+Agriculture session (originally posted on Open Data Conference 2015)) Responsible, efficient and transparent open data is an incredible lever for agriculture, but careful attention will be needed to bring the benefits to smallholder farmers. With the movement for open data gaining momentum across sectors, the […]

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Global GAP Tour 2015

We’re excited to be joining our friends and colleagues at the GlobalGAP and the United Fresh produce trade association United Fresh Convention (June 8-10).  We’ll be heading out to Chicago for the one-day conference, Thursday, June 11, with leading agricultural industry and government representatives. The tag line is “beyond food safety” which has many concerned, […]

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A Perspective on Value of Analytics in Agriculture

The AGx Conference was a sponsored ApRecs event held in conjunction with the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting. Below is a transcription of Dr. Clark Seavert, Professor at OSU bringing the perspective to the discussion regarding return on investment and value of analytics in agriculture. Dr. Seavert is a professor in the Department of […]

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Collision of Agriculture and Data Discussion at AGx

The AGx Conference was a sponsored ApRecs event held in conjunction with the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting. Below is a transcription of the Session Three Discussion Group that centered on the Collison of Data and Agriculture. Discussion Panel consisted of the following: Brit Dudek of ApRecs moderates a Q&A after the following lightning […]

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