- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/14/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The World Ag Expo is taking place on a 60-acre field filled with tractors and other equipment. John Deere unveiled its latest skid loader to much fanfare. Farmers lined up for a chance to test drive the newest offering from the agricultural giant and they later buzzed about its speed and efficiency .
Harlan Reese is a farmer from Illinois who grows wheat and corn and attended the event; he told The Los Angeles Times "when times are good, you have to invest in your operation." While "it's still expensive to farm right now, times are still good," he said. Farmers in the U.S. are currently benefiting from record commodity prices that helped U.S. farming income rise to record levels in 2010.
In California, the climbing prices are good news to farmers and lawmakers: The state's agricultural sector accounts for $34 billion every year in sales. The event reflected the health of the farm industry, said Steven Knudsen, a spokesman for the event. "Business is better than last year. When people are smiling, you see that things are good."