John Deere Strengthens Partnership with FFA

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John Deere has been partnering with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture for more than 72 years.  2016 will continue the tradition of providing opportunities for members of the FFA to grow into leaders who can strengthen their communities as well as agriculture.  John Deere has pledge one million dollars annually for the next five years …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, FFA, John Deere

FFA State Officers Return from South Africa

John Davis

Seventy-five FFA members from 23 states have returned from a 12-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. This news release from the group says they participated in the 2016 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, an experience that allows FFA members to experience foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the global marketplace. The group …

Ag Group, FFA, John Deere

Special Edition Gator Unveiled by Deere

Kelly Marshall

A special edition of the Gator utility vehicle is being offered by John Deere.  The XUV825i  was designed with livestock and crop producers in mind and offers extra storage, making tools organized and easily accessible.  It also features two cargo tool boxes and LED roof lights for greater visibility. “The Special Edition Gator was designed for those customers who require …

Agribusiness, John Deere

John Deere Visits Ag Retailers

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the John Deere team at the Agriculture Retailers Association conference. Pictured on the right is Chad Brusveen, Corporate business manager. I spoke with him about the ag economy and the future of precision ag. John Deere is a sponsor of ARA and Brusveen highlighted his companies commitment to the application business, to technology and equipment.  And it is a …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, John Deere

John Deere Unveils 5G Series Tractors

Kelly Marshall

A new, narrow and highly-manuerverable tractor has been unveiled by John Deere.  Their new 5G series tractors offer compact power solutions for specialty crops like orchards and vineyards.  The new tractors meet the final Tier 4 engine emissions requirements. “The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” …

Agribusiness, John Deere, specialty crops, Tractor

Update on John Deere Acquisitions

Chuck Zimmerman

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