Deere Aligns with Hagie for High-Clearance Sprayers

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company and Hagie Manufacturing have entered into a joint venture.  Hagie is a national market leader when it comes to high-clearance sprayers.  In this new agreement Deere gains majority ownership of Hagie Manufacturing. The equipment produced in the current plant at Clarion, Iowa will continue to carry the Hagie brand, but sales and services will be integrated into …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

Deere Adds New Features to S-Series Combine

Cindy Zimmerman

It may be planting season now, but it never hurts to look ahead to the harvest, and John Deere has added some new features to its S-Series Combine, the workhorse of its grain harvesting equipment. Deere Senior Marketing Rep Britney Guidarelli provided a guided walk-through of some of the latest updates to the S-Series at the recent Commodity Classic. “One …

Commodity Classic, Equipment, Harvest, John Deere, Video

New @JohnDeere 9RX Tractors Arriving for Spring

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere 9RX tractor, which was launched last year at Farm Progress Show, was a big hit at the recent Commodity Classic. The new tractors are being delivered to customers in time for planting season and John Deere Senior Marketing Representative Kevin Lowe says one feature farmers appreciate is the undercarriage, since it is 20% larger than the nearest …

Audio, John Deere, Tractor, Video

I AM USFRA – John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere was one of the first companies to become a member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Premier Partner Advisory Group (PPAG) back in 2011 and they continue to provide strong support for the organization. Deere Director of Industry Relations Chuck Studer serves on the board of USFRA. “Deere’s been a long time sponsor … of USFRA,” …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, USFRA

Ag Day Address from John Deere Economist

Jamie Johansen

The annual National Ag Day Celebration of Agriculture Dinner took place at the USDA building this year and Orion Samuelson graced goers with his unforgettable voice and career-long commitment to agriculture. JB Penn, Chief Economist, John Deere was honored to serve as the evenings keynote speaker, but even more humbled to be introduced by an icon in American agriculture. “We …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, John Deere

John Deere Strengthens Partnership with FFA

Kelly Marshall

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