Update on John Deere Acquisitions

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Earlier this month John Deere announced a couple of big acquisitions that include Precision Planting and Monosem. During the NAFB convention I got an update on those from Barry Nelson. The Monosem purchase allows John Deere to expand their planter lineup on a truly global basis when included with the Precision Planting purchase. The brand names will be continued according …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

Missouri Ag Director Addresses Deere Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Missouri’s Director of Agriculture, Richard Fordyce, spoke to this week’s Develop with Deere conference during lunch. After talking about all the blue color on the street due to the Kansas City Royals parade he talked about the challenges facing farming in Missouri. A key issue he says is what consumers think about what farmers are doing. He says this filters …

Audio, Government, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Deere to Acquire Precision Planting & Monosem

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning John Deere announced that the company has acquired Precision Planting from the Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. Also included in the announcement is an exclusive agreement with Climate Corporation for near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere equipment and Climate Corporation’s FieldView Platform. Making the announcement at the Develop with Deere conference was Pat Pinkston. You …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Monsanto

Developing with Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Kansas City, MO and the Develop with Deere conference. John Deere has once again brought together application developers to learn and to discuss opportunities with John Deere’s open API system. I’m learning to and will be bringing you stories as they happen. I know there is going to be an announcement this morning and hopefully I can provided …

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Total Factor Productivity Can Increase with Precision Ag

Joanna Schroeder

Total Factor Productivity (TFP) is a way to measure outputs versus inputs and the key tool of the annual GAP Report produced by the Global Harvest Initiative. This year’s report, “Global Agricultural Productivity Report: Building Sustainable Breadbaskets,” was released during World Food Prize and John Deere’s Kelly Winquist provided a preview of how countries are doing with TFP. “So its …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, World Food Prize

John Deere Int’l Mobile Training Unit Sees Success

Joanna Schroeder

During the during the World Food Prize I had the opportunity to learn about a new mobile training unit pilot program from Geoff Andersen,  director, Global Citizenship and Strategic Planning with John Deere. The unit was first used in Ghana and Kenya to help more than 60,000 farmers learn how to increase productivity. Andersen was in country to work with …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, World Food Prize

Chelsea Clinton On Women in Ag at #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

The official Borlaug 101 sessions kicked off yesterday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa with remarks from Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn who is the president of the The World Food Prize Foundation. He acknowledged the famous founder, Norman Borlaug and that this year would have been his 101 birthday, while next year will be the 30th anniversary of World Food Prize. …

Audio, Education, Food, John Deere, Women, World Food Prize

#GAPReport2015: Productivity, Sustainability Must Be Priority

Joanna Schroeder

The global productivity of agriculture has stagnated for the second year in a row and productive, sustainable agriculture must be a priority. This was one of the main findings of the 6th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report: Building Sustainable Breadbaskets (#GAPReport2015) released by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today during the World Food Prize taking place this week in Des …

Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Food, Food Security, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, World Food Prize

John Deere and DN2K to Further Develop Software

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company and DN2K are working together to form SageInsights, a joint venture to further develop DN2K’s existing cloud software.  The goal is to enhance the software, called MyAgCentral, to provide consulting services to growers.      and others who provide consulting services to growers. “Through this initiative, John Deere expands its products and services for precision agriculture,” said …

Agribusiness, data, John Deere

Screaming For John Deere Ice Cream

Joanna Schroeder

I scream, you scream we all screamed for John Deere ice cream during #FarmProgressShow. Ok, there is really no, “John Deere” ice cream, per se, but during the show, there was homemade ice cream for sale made from vintage John Deere tractor parts. Crowds were lined up for hours for vanilla, chocolate and strawberry goodness to get a bit of …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Video