- 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
Farmers browse farm equipment, John Deere tractors
Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/3/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
At the 56th annual Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines, Iowa, farmers from around the state gathered to look at the latest in farm equipment offerings from companies like John Deere. "Five years ago, a new tractor could be delivered in a couple of months," Dan Seitsinger, a sales representative for Van Wall Equipment, told the Des Moines Register. "This year, if you order today, we can get it delivered by September."
Strong demand from farmers has put pressure on farm equipment manufacturers to increase their output, but the demand has so far eclipsed supply. Daryl Aspersen, a farmer from Wisconsin who traveled to the expo, said that he was looking into purchasing a John Deere 8225R model tractor because "last year was my best in 38 years of farming."
"There's just too much profit in corn right now," he affirmed, declaring that he planned to grow 400 acres of corn on his farm, instead of rotating with soybeans as he usually does. This year's event attracted 19,000 visitors.