AgXML standards development is an open effort. We invite anyone to join our working groups, review our work, and comment on our work. We are reaching out to every grain and oilseed “touch point” we identify including the USDA, the NGFA, AgGateway, agrichemical industry organizations, transportation industry organizations, etc. We offer our standards at no cost provided that they are used in accordance with the license agreement.
Our general approach to development is as follows:
- Identify business processes that, if electronically-enabled, would improve business-process efficiency and effectiveness.
- Determine the data requirements of those business processes.
- Define and maintain evolving XML schemas and related guidelines that support the data requirements.
- Build commitment from participants to integrate XML-based messaging into their business processes and provide a forum for understanding that process.