Two well-known brands, especially in the U.S. Midwest — Busch Light and John Deere — have made the best of spring in an attempt to raise some funds for a good cause. According to the official Busch Beer website, “For the Farmers” is a partnership between the two companies to raise awareness of the needs… Read More

John Deere unveiled their 5125M utility tractor at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. Brian Thorpe, manager of territory business at John Deere, was on hand to showcase the additonal 5M series tractor, which brings the lineup range from 75hp to 125 hp. Equipped with Deere’s PowrQuad transmission, the utility tractor can do… Read More

Despite production and supply chain challenges, major farm equipment manufacturers are reporting better than expected earnings thanks to strong demand for tractors and combines. On Friday, Deere & Co. joined competitors CNH and AGCO in publishing quarterly financials this month that have exceeded analysts’ projections. Deere said net sales from equipment operations for the first… Read More

John Deere has made a move toward deploying more electric battery power in its machines with the acquisition of Austrian battery company Kreisel Electric. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Deere has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of the company that makes high-density, immersion-cooled electric batteries and the related… Read More

The strike is over at John Deere, as union members at over a dozen Deere facilities in the U.S. have ratified a new six year agreement. In a statement issued late Wednesday, the UAW says its John Deere members voted 61% to 39% in favour of the tentative deal that was reached on Friday. The… Read More

About 10,000 John Deere employees at 14 facilities in the U.S. went on strike at midnight Thursday, after rejecting tentative labour agreements this past weekend. Depending how long the strike lasts, it could intensify inventory shortages that dealers are already facing due to other supply chain disruptions. The employees are members of the UAW (International… Read More

Recently, at Farm Progress Show 2021 at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere showcased their 8RX tractor/planter combination that creates what the company likes to call a “total solution.” Ryan Jardon, marketing manager at John Deere, says the tractor/planter combo was introduced about a year and a half ago, and is the first fixed frame four-track tractor… Read More

John Deere is set to acquire Bear Flag Robotics for US$250 million. The startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines. “Deere views autonomy as an important step forward in enabling farmers to leverage their resources strategically to feed the world and create more sustainable and profitable operations,” says Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. “Bear Flag’s… Read More

Germany-based GeoPard is announcing their integration with the MyJohnDeere operations centre. MyJohnDeere customers can now upload their data into the GeoPard system, where they can do advanced data analysis, compare information to other data sets, and create detailed variable rate application maps for seeding, fertilizing, and spraying. Maps can then be wirelessly sent back to… Read More

John Deere is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing and selling combines with new updates for its 2022 model year S Series combines. Key updates include Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the same lights offered on the larger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb… Read More

 

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