The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) develops and executes US federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It is considered a gold standard in the cotton industry due to its exacting attention to detail and ability to work quickly and accurately with huge amounts of data.
The primary objective of USDA’s cotton grading and classing program is to facilitate interstate and foreign commerce by providing official quality determinations that aid in marketing. Its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) inspects, identifies and certifies that product quality is in accordance with official U.S. standards, establishing the quality of the current crop and of the annual carryover.[...]
ICAC was losing relevance with the public because it was difficult for users to interact with the massive amount of information it maintains. Its statisticians maintained the data in Excel, but formulas began to fail and the spreadsheets were collapsing under their own massive weight. Users began emailing statisticians directly to request specific information, forcing them to wait for the data they need and adding to the statisticians’ daily workload.[...]
As a leading supplier of software solutions to the global commodity supply chain, Generation 10 is proud to serve as a Gold Sponsor at the 32nd Bremen International Cotton Conference, to be held 19-21 March, 2014, at the Town Hall in Bremen, Germany.[...]
Generation 10 was proud to be one of the sponsors of the International Cotton Association's Trade Event on 24 & 25th October in Liverpool, UK. More than 500 delegates from the global cotton community attended the event, which was held at The Hilton Hotel and St. George's Hall with the theme, “Stronger Together.”[...]