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

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Dr. J.B. Penn

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Dr. J.B. Penn, Deere and Company Chief Economist. A golden era in U.S. agriculture appears to have passed. In this interview you’ll hear Dr. Penn’s thoughts on a new economic normal for U.S. agriculture, including his perspective on renewable fuels, and insight into a pending domestic interest rate increase. Dr. Penn discusses the challenge …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, John Deere

TruSet Control on John Deere Combination Ripper

Chuck Zimmerman

The John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper is now adjustable with the touch of a button on the new TruSet control. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results. “As conditions change throughout the field, operators running the 2730 with TruSet …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Tillage

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, John Deere

John Deere Adds to 6 Series Tractor Lineup

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has added to its popular 6 Series of tractors and I got to discuss the features with Kory Ross, Product Manager, Waterloo Works. John Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors. The design on the new …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Tractor

John Deere Reveals 4 Track 9RX Tractor

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning John Deere revealed a brand new high horsepower tractor – the 9RX. Here it is on the showroom floor of the John Deere Waterloo Tractor, Cab, Assembly Operations facility where it is being built. I recorded the program this morning which features moderator Michelle Rook, WNAX. After years of design, field trials and customer feedback, John Deere introduces …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Tractor, Video

Welcome to 2016 John Deere Product Reveal

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcoming a large group of agricultural media people to the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum is Travis Becton, Director, Marketing, U.S. and Canada. He gave us a preview of the things we will be seeing and hearing about today and tomorrow. Those include: S Series Combines, 612 Folding Corn Head, Flex Draper Platforms 8000 Series Self-Propelled Windrower, 459E Baler …

Agribusiness, John Deere

New Products Coming From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Innovation-Driven Power & Performance is the theme for next week’s John Deere new products reveal. I will be there in Waterloo, IA. It all kicks off on Monday after lunch as we get to see presentations on new products. We then conclude on Tuesday afternoon. I don’t know what we’re going to see but you can bet that I’ll be …

Agribusiness, John Deere

John Deere’s 6 Family Tractor Line​

Jamie Johansen

John Deere has expanded its lineup of 6M and 6R Series Tractors for model year 2015 to offer producers a wider range of horsepower, frame sizes, transmissions, hydraulics and other options. “Our objective is to continually expand our tractor line to meet a wide variety of customer needs, yet be able to offer the same proven performance, reliability and service …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Tractor