Did you know that there are over 2.2 million farms in the United States? These farms account for 922 million acres of work and production – and many, within the industry as well as outsiders, think that that number should be increased. As a country with a history of farming and agricultural success, that philosophy is an easy way to ensure that the industry continues to thrive. While in many ways the old ways remain the best, innovations abound in the industry. For instance, you might be surprised to learn that there are a ton of farming apps available, and we’re not talking Farmville. Farmers and workers can control equipment, monitor irrigation, and spray pesticide with a few taps of their Droid – even if they’re hundreds of miles away.
One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the necessity of quality scales in the industry. From grain silos to hay bales to loading docks, crops, seeds, and all other harvests must be monitored, measured, weighed, and recorded (another area in which those smartphone apps come in handy). Products like wheel loader scales can make sure outgoing product is accurately and consistently weighed. Weigh-ins are as much a way of life for farmers and other agricultural workers as feeding livestock and waking up early. The importance of standing behind the quality of our scales is not lost on us here at Carolina Scales, and we’re proud to be part of this great American institution.