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Driverless Technology Rapidly Rolling Toward Reality

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Nursery Crops, Research, Research, Specialty Crops, Technology

What would have been seen as science fiction a decade ago is quickly becoming reality. In December, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple completed a truck run on the open road without a human in the vehicle. The 80-mile trip on surface roads and highways in Arizona between a rail yard in Tucson and a distribution center in Phoenix was completed successfully. According to …


Deere Workers to Vote on Third Tentative Agreement

Dan Labor and Immigration

The United Auto Workers (UAW) and John Deere have reached a third tentative agreement. The first two agreements were rejected by Deere workers during this strike. UAW released a statement on Friday saying this new agreement includes “modest modifications” to the second offer which was previously turned down in a 55%-to-45% vote. According to a UAW statement, “John Deere and Company has …

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Survey: 54% of Equipment Dealers Don’t Support Deere Strike

Dan Economy, Labor and Immigration

A majority of equipment dealers don’t support striking John Deere workers, according to a recent poll from Farm Equipment Magazine. The poll found roughly 54 percent of dealers indicated they do not support the strike, while 37 percent said they did, and 8.5 percent weren’t sure. Deere workers have rejected two tentative contract agreements since the strike began. UAW members …

John Deere Hay and Forage Equipment Delivers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Pasture

When it comes to hay and forage equipment, John Deere has years of field experience to create equipment that delivers what you need. Chase Millam, marketing manager for hay and forage at John Deere, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman during the recent Cattle Industry Convention. They discussed a couple of pieces of equipment, including something brand new, the W235R Windrower (W235R …


John Deere Partners with the National FFA Organization

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(National FFA Organization) – For 77 years, John Deere has worked side by side with the National FFA Organization to encourage the next generation of leaders and strengthen the agriculture industry. While the year 2020 has come with many challenges, John Deere’s commitment to FFA and agricultural education is stronger than ever. Building on its legacy of support for FFA, …


Tariffs, Farm Income, Squeezing Sales for Deere

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Low farm income, a challenging growing season and the impact of trade tariffs on agriculture have farmers putting off purchases of equipment. The depressed farm economy is part of the factors why Deere &Co. trimmed its earnings forecast for the year to $3.2 billion, from an expected $3.3 billion and a five percent increase in sales. The sales …


Deere Slowing Production of Farm Equipment

Dan Economy

John Deere says it will slow production output at certain facilities by as much as 20 percent year-over-year during the second half of 2019. Reasons for the decision range from trade uncertainty to a host of other issues pressuring the ag industry. Director of Investor Relations Josh Jepsen says output reductions will mainly focus on large equipment in the North …

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John Deere Expands Utility Tractor Lineup

Dan General, Industry

If you are looking for a hardworking utility tractor, John Deere has a variety of models that range from 23 to 135 horsepower that can get whatever job you have done. Lyle McMillian, product marketing manager for John Deere, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about their expanding utility tractor lineup. John Deere Expands Utility Tractor Lineup


John Deere Gives Significant Grant to National FFA Organization

Dan Education, Industry News Release

John Deere and the National FFA Organization have been in partnership for the past 75 years. To commemorate that, John Deere is making a $75,000 contribution to the FFA Living to Serve Platform. The funds are in addition to the wide range of FFA activities that John Deere already supports. Sam Allen, Deere and Company CEO and Chairman, says, “The …


John Deere Raising Prices to Cover Steel Costs

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Deere & Company is raising equipment prices in order to protect profits as costs rise. The farm and construction machinery manufacturer says profits were up 50 percent and equipment sales were up 34 percent annually in its latest quarter. However, a Dow Jones report says those numbers disappointed analysts. Deere’s share rose nearly six percent as investors are focusing on …