John Deere Certified Pre-Owned

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During the John Deere product launch taking place in Milwaukee, WI, I visited with Bill Weber who told me that not all the announcements are “new.” By that I mean we talked about the new John Deere Certified Pre-Owned Equipment program. John Deere introduces a new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Equipment program to assist customers looking for field-ready used machines with …

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John Deere Virtual Trainer

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On stage doing training for John Deere this week is Brian the virtual trainer. He’s pictured in the middle with Randy Kasperbauer on the right and Laura Donaldson. I talked with Randy about Brian. Brian is a simulated customer with pre-recorded responses that Randy can control from his tablet. Some of the things Brian talks about is building his data …

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2014 John Deere Product Launch

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Just in time for the fall farm show season, John Deere is announcing new products and updates to many existing ones. The event is taking place in Milwaukee, WI. The company is running daily presentations for dealers and I was invited in as part of the media group this week. We’re going to not only be in the classroom at …

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John Deere’s History at Ag Media Summit

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John Deere’s, Barry Nelson, has been attending Ag Media Summit for 14 years and is simply amazed with the amount of relationships and friendships he has built. “The value for us, John Deere, is if an editor needs any information they know the person to go to. They can get the images, the information needed. It’s a great convention to …

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New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester

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Here is one serious looking machine. Looking at the New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester from the business end it looks like it’s ready to chomp through just about anything you can imagine. During the New Holland Media Day Doug Otto did a walk around for us to explain what’s new in this model. New Holland has been at the …

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Enlist™ Ahead app for Enlist Weed Control System

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Dow AgroSciences unveiled, the Enlist™ Ahead app offers growers and applicators vital herbicide application information from a single source. The app, designed for use with the Enlist Weed Control System, is a precision agriculture tool for maximizing weed control performance, managing weed resistance and making responsible applications of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology. Regulatory approvals are pending for the …

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Special Showing of The Great American Wheat Harvest

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I’ll be off to Bismarck at the end of next week to watch a special showing of The Great American Wheat Harvest. You can find it at the Grand 22 movie theatre at 7pm on the 22nd. The screening of this important documentary is sponsored by New Holland Agriculture, one of the many companies and agricultural organizations who provided support …

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Farmers Using Propane for More than Traditional Jobs

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Farmers across the country are turning more and more to propane for their operations. A new study sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) shows that farmers looking to cut fuel costs, increase efficiencies, and meet strict emissions standards are turning to the clean-burning fuel. 
Propane is currently used by more than 40 percent of farms in the …

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ZimmGlass Livestream Test at AgWorks Conf.

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This was a test and only a test. I’ve been waiting for a chance to live stream from my ZimmGlass. That opportunity came this morning here at the AgWorks User Conference. It’s not a great video because I was actually doing this the first time so I was streaming and trying to figure a few things out on my computer …

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SPADE Digs into Data Sharing

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Many booths at the recent InfoAg Conference sported this little sign: AgGateway – SPADE Participant. We caught up with AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson at the John Deere booth to learn more about the SPADE project. “SPADE stands for Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange,” Wilson explained. As a non-profit industry consortium, AgGateway is facilitating the project which will ultimately benefit …

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