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Hoober Locations to Carry Lanco Spreaders
Hoober, Inc. has joined the Lanco Mfg. dealership network and will represent the company's complete line of lime, litter and fertilizer spreaders. "We're really happy about adding Lanco spreaders to the equipment we offer our customers," said Chuck Hoober of Hoober, Inc. Read More

FDA Extends Public Comment Period 60 Days
The FDA issued Federal Register notices to extend the comment periods on the proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption by 60 days, until November 15, 2013. Read More

Changes to Preharvest Standards Now Official
The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) has approved changes to the Field Operations and Harvesting Harmonized Food Safety Standards. The new version of the harmonized standards will become obligatory on November 1, 2013. The new version is now posted on the Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Web page. Read More

RedLine Solutions Expands Engineering and Sales
In response to surging demand for its traceability software, RedLine Solutions is expanding both its engineering and sales departments. The longtime leader in inventory and traceability solutions has added two engineering positions and is in the process of filling three new sales positions. Read More

Dramm Announces New Family Ownership
The Dramm Corp. is proud to announce a planned succession in family ownership. Kurt and Marlene Dramm have completed the planned ownership transfer to their son and daughter. Kurt and Marlene will remain on the board of directors, and Kurt will continue at the company on a daily basis as chairman emeritus. Read More Announces New Want Ad Feature
The fastest-growing farmer-to-farmer exchange,, has added yet another tool for farmers to connect and communicate with other farmers about what they need to run their farms. With the new want ad feature, farmers can now post want ads for items they can't find elsewhere and get the word out directly to the farming community. Read More

Incotec Introduces AlphaKote
Incotec, Inc. announced the commercial introduction of AlphaKote, a newly developed lettuce pellet. AlphaKote is a pelleted seed product with a moisture tolerance designed specifically for coastal climates, yet it also has the flexibility to perform in a broad range of environmental and agricultural applications. Read More

Siegers Announces New Upgraded Cooling System
Siegers Seed Co. recently added a new and upgraded cooling system at the office and warehouse in LaBelle, Fla. "In order to effectively care for our inventory, Siegers Seed Co. has invested in a new, more energy-efficient cooling system," said Jeff Siegers, vice president of sales and marketing. Read More

WSU Researchers Develop Early Lettuce
Researchers are tapping a unique seed repository at Washington State University to develop varieties that growers could plant early with confidence. "Lettuce is the number one vegetable consumed in the United States," said Carol Miles, a vegetable horticulture specialist at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC. Read More

California-Nevada SWCS Honors SureHarvest
SureHarvest has been honored for its innovative work as a private sector consultant by the California-Nevada Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The award recognized the role SureHarvest has played in pioneering the development of technologies and sustainability and certification programs. Read More

Above-Average Maine Blueberry Harvest
Maine could yield an above-average harvest of wild blueberries this year, according to both the state's leading expert on lowbush wild blueberries and officials with a leading blueberry producer Down East. Read More

32,000 Pounds of Potatoes Harvested
for Farm Project

The call went out for help and over 250 volunteers—families, business groups, teams, school groups and individuals—arrived to help harvest over 32,000 pounds of potatoes within four hours at the Outreach Farm Project in Rainbow, Calif. Farm Director Troy Conner said that five years ago, he heard about the basic need for food for local families hit hard by the recession. Read More

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