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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Welcome to ApRecs v3.0

W’ere pleased to announce the all new ApRecs.  Take a look at this quick intro video for a look at the Grower Dashboard – we’ve added Quick Action buttons to convert agri-chemical recommendations to to efficient load sheets, inventory reports and compliant records.  With the new system you have access to drill down reporting, instant […]

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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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Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge

After months of waiting, Microsoft finally has a name for Windows 10‘s brand-new web browser: meet Microsoft Edge. The new browser still has the same flat, minimalist look you saw earlier this year, as well as cool features like Cortana voice commands and annotation for websites. They’ve also came out with a  new tab page that shows […]

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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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Beyond Food Safety – Sustainability

In Chicago at the United Fresh Expo, a group of passionate contributors met at the GLOBAL G.A.P. 2015 Tour. Previously, I recapped the first session, “Food Safety Harmonization – 6 years later” – this post summarizes the second session Moderated by Robert Denny II a leading Environmental Policy & Risk Reduction Consultant. “Define for me […]

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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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