Industry News

No browning, less grease with Florida’s Elkton potato

A new potato variety grown for use as a chip should be more marketable because it averts a process that causes the crop to brown, and may be less oily than current tubers, a University of Florida researcher says.

The Elkton potato does not succumb to internal heat necrosis, said Lincoln Zotarelli, a UF assistant horticultural sciences professor and faculty member at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The disorder is caused by high temperature and changes to soil moisture and nutrients and leaves the potato brown inside. Read more

Hiniker Introduces Flail Windrower With Hydraulic End Transport

Hiniker Company offers several flail windrower models to meet almost every cornstover harvesting operation, the fifteen-foot model 5610L, the twenty-foot model 5620HLI, the thirty-foot model 5630HL, and the NEW twenty-foot model 5620HH with hydraulic end transport. Read more

Midland Bi-fold Doors Announces New Name, Website, Facility

www.midlanddoorsolutions.comMidland Door Solutions, formerly Midland Bi-fold Doors, today announced its new company name and website at The company also has opened a new production and warehouse facility in West Fargo, North Dakota, and will host an open house there for customers and partners at 11 a.m. July 31, 2014.

Midland Door Solutions chose the new name to better reflect its core capabilities and products as well as its growth into architectural applications. Along with the new name, the company has revealed a new logo that features the updated name. Read more

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® Launches Search for the Country’s Best Agricultural Ambassadors

When it comes to today’s agriculture, the pictures and perceptions of farmers and ranchers often do not match reality. There are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to bring food to the table for those around the world. But few of those farmers and ranchers are recognizable by consumers, mainstream media and influencers.

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Annual Florida conference To Teach Farming, Livestock, Local Foods, & More

If you’re thinking of starting a small farm or want to know about the latest in local foods, organic and hydroponic production, livestock production, farmers markets and more, you might consider attending the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference.

Like last year, about 800 people are expected to attend the conference, Aug. 1-2, at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee, said Jose Perez, small farms specialty crop statewide program coordinator and the event’s publicity chairman.

Now in its sixth year, the conference is presented by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University. Read more

NORAC Celebrates 40 Years in Business


NORAC, a leading precision ag manufacturer who pioneered the use of ultrasonic sensing in the development of control equipment, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. NORAC Systems International Inc. strives to improve the competitiveness of agriculture through precision measurement. Founded in 1974, Senstek started as a scale company based on emerging load cell technology. In 2007 NORAC completed construction of a new facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada that encompasses over 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space.

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Air Seeder Auger Hydra System Lightens the Load of Heavy Augers

Are you tired of lifting your air seeder auger? The Air Seeder Auger Hydra System allows you to easily load your air cart with no lifting of the auger.

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Case IH Rolls Out Rugged New True-Tandem 345 Seed Bed Disk Harrow

Building on a field-proven Case IH tillage legacy, new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows deliver key advances to improve field finish, durability and machine productivity. Growers can now choose an optional rolling reel basket with active hydraulic down pressure to size any remaining large clods and further condition the soil ahead of the planter.

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The New Hoppercover From Signature Cover Makes Hopper More Accessible

Custom made Hoppercover grain tank extension covers cover the grain tanks on all makes and models of combines. They allow farmers to leave their combines in the field overnight without fear of rain damaging the grain. They also eliminate time spent cleaning wet grain out of hoppers. They can be left on while thrashing to prevent grain from blowing out. A brand new type of hoppercover system from Signature Cover allows the hopper to be either opened, or just partially opened.

The Hoppercover System is only for combines with dish-type extensions (both factory and aftermarket). The factory flip-up or screen extensions still use the aluminum bow system. The new hoppercover sells for $729 to $1249 depending on the combine extension model. Read more

Shivvers Now Has Drying Capacities Up To 1600 Bushels Per Hour

Take your grain drying to a high level with a Shivvers Performance System. No other drying method matches the performance of Shivvers in-bin continuous Counter-Flow Drying.

With a Shivvers Performance System you'll experience: Read more