AFBF and NFU Policy Panel at #Classic15

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John Deere sponsored an ag policy panel at the 2015 Commodity Classic, moderated by our friend Sara Wyant with Agri-Pulse, and featuring the policy specialists from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). With trade being a top issue on Capitol Hill right now, NFU’s Chandler Goule and AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher voiced their respective organizations’ …

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John Deere Offers Machine Sync Enhancements

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Commodity Classic attendees this week will get to find out more about the latest John Deere Machine Sync enhancements which debuted at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show. Deere announced expanded the functionality of its Machine Sync application this year, featuring coverage map and guidance line sharing that can be useful during seeding and spraying operations, as well as when …

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John Deere ExactEmerge Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The big deal at the Farm Machinery Show last year was the big reveal of the ExactEmerge planter by John Deere and the revolutionary seed delivery system that allows for accurate planting at speeds up to 10 mph was still an attention-getter at the exhibit this year. “Last year was an exciting time,” said Deere’s ExactEmerge expert Kelby Krueger. “We …

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Deere Kicks Off Drive Green Events for 2015

Jamie Johansen

In what has become an annual tradition across the country, hundreds of local John Deere dealerships are again hosting Drive Green Demo Days events. This year’s Drive Green events will focus on the tractor buying experience, not only giving guests the opportunity to check out a wide variety of equipment and implements, but also the many different attachments that are …

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John Deere’s $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway

Jamie Johansen

As John Deere kicks off its annual Green Fever sales event to start its 2015 product marketing year, the company is launching a new $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway program, which includes a $25,000 landscape makeover. Also during Green Fever sales event, customers can get major discounts and financing incentives on select models of equipment purchased from November 1, 2014, to …

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Johanns Joins Deere Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska has been elected to the board of directors for Deere and Company. Johanns, who recently completed his term in the Senate after deciding not to run for re-election, also previously served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and as governor of Nebraska. “Mike’s wide range of expertise in the areas of agriculture, banking, commerce, …

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Deere to Sell Crop Insurance Business to FMH

Cindy Zimmerman

Deere & Company has announced an agreement to sell its crop insurance business, subject to regulatory approval, to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company (FMH) of West Des Moines, Iowa. The action is a result of Deere’s previously announced review of strategic options for the crop insurance business. The agreement will result in Deere selling both John Deere Insurance Company and …

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