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Farmers browse farm equipment, John Deere tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/3/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
As U.S. farmers benefit from the boom in commodity prices and report rising incomes, they are looking to invest in new farm equipment so they can better handle their upcoming harvests. However, they often have to wait longer for their tractors and other equipment as demand is outpacing supply.

Iowa couple hosts Russian farmers

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/2/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In Iowa, a farming couple hosted a group of agriculturists from around the world; the farmers gathered to talk about farming, discuss the latest model tractors from John Deere and eat ice cream of course.

Speaker talks commodity prices with farmers at annual John Deere Day

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/1/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Wooster, Ohio was the chosen spot for a farm life convention as farmers gathered last week in the sleepy town to talk about the state of the farming industry at Shearer Equipment's annual John Deere Day.

John Deere unveils newest marine engine

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/1/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere Power Systems is gearing up to unveil its newest marine engine at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show.

John Deere launches philanthropic tractor program in India

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/28/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In an extension of its philanthropic endeavors, John Deere announced that it plans to work with the local government in Gujarat, India to help tribal farmers over the next five years.

Through illness, young boy finds solace in farm life

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/28/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Jude Myers is a typical 4-year-old boy in many ways: He loves farm life and playing with his toys and John Deere ride-along tractor; however, Myers suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a serious syndrome that is affecting his muscle strength.

John Deere drip line unveiled in Australia

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/26/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere selected the country down under as the base of operations for its newest piece of farm equipment: Australia was chosen as the first country to commercially manufacture and supply a drip line product that is aimed to appeal to the irrigation industry on the continent.

Farmers replacing used tractors with new John Deere models

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/25/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
With U.S. farm income increasing last year and commodity prices rising to near record levels, farmers are investing in the future of their farm life operations by purchasing tractors at record levels.

Antique tractor helps farmer crush the competition

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/20/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
Some men are born tough: B.L. "Buck" Gandy is one of them. Gandy, 87, is a lifelong farmer who has competed in tractor competitions in his native North Carolina for decades.

Tractor competition draws youngsters at farm life show

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/20/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is in full swing as farmers from across the state are meeting in Harrisburg; it's the kids there, however, who attracted a lot of attention at the tractor pull contest that recently took place.

John Deere to expand manufacturing capacity in India

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/19/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
As the Indian economy continues to grow at a scorching rate, there are more opportunities for companies to make money in the world's second-largest country; John Deere recently announced that it will expand its manufacturing capacity in the country as it endeavors to profit from the subcontinent's burgeoning tractor market.

Washington museum to host oldest known John Deere tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/18/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
The Western Heritage Center in Monroe, Washington is set to expand so it has room to display a group of items that were donated by a local resident.

Farm life skills help man transform used tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/17/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
If you want something done right, sometimes it is best to do it yourself. Mark Altemeier, a farmer, did just that when he invented the Farmboy three-point after he realized that he might have to buy a new tractor for a three-row John Deere planter he had purchased to help harvest his vegetables.

John Deere Express Train Collection perfect gift idea

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/13/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The Christmas season has officially ended and the post-holiday gloom has firmly set in. There are, however, some ways to spend that money you got as a present from your great aunt or buy a gift for that person you neglected on your Christmas list.

John Deere tractor key to boy's entrepreneurial success

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/12/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
With snow falling in 49 out of 50 U.S. states right now - even Hawaii hasn't escaped the cold front - a young entrepreneur in St. Louis decided that instead of playing video games on his snow day off from school, he would use his John Deere tractor to plow his neighbors out from the snow.

Another California farm gets solar makeover

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/12/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
As farms across the U.S. look for ways to reduce the environmental toll of their farming operations, they are increasingly turning toward solar power. In California, one farm recently announced that it will install a solar panel system on its grounds to cut its energy usage.

Farm life gets a solar makeover

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/11/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
Jacky King recently completed his search for a way to cut his electricity costs and lessen the environmental toll of his Michigan farm. After a little research, King decided to take advantage of the two most abundant resources on his farm - the earth and the sun - and constructed a solar panel system on his property.

Farm life inspires family to restore used John Deere tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/10/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Harvey Kyllo, a now-retired North Dakota farmer, first started restoring used tractors 20 years ago when he purchased an old John Deere model at an auctiom.

Farmer says used tractors worth more as demand grows

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/6/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Greg Peterson is an expert on farm life. In his work, he observes trends in farming and recently, he said that the hottest selling items in the farm equipment sector are used tractors.

California man to retire from state life to farm life

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/5/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In California, a state worker is set to retire this year after never having taken a vacation for more than a week during his tenure as the public works director for San Joaquin County.

Pennsylvania farm life show goes green

Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/3/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
This year's farm life show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will host farmers from around the state as they showcase their farm skills and tractors.

Farmer transforms used tractors in his junkyard

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/30/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The Diamond Farms junkyard near Kingsley, Iowa is a little different from your average dump. Its owner, a farmer, collects antique tractors and restores them, hoarding them on his farm.

Fiesta Bowl parade gets a taste of farm life with tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/30/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
It's that time of year again: With the end of the year comes the college football BCS bowl games, the annual winter tradition where the best college football teams in the country compete against each other.

Team preps for Pennsylvania farm life show

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Excited teenagers recently gathered in Turbotville, Pennsylvania, tie-dying t-shirts and socks as they prepare for the state's Farm Show, slated to take place from January 8 through January 15.

John Deere executive gives talk on South American farm life, new 2011 model tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The vice president of marketing and sales for Latin America at John Deere, Aaron Wetzel, recently visited Kleine Equipment Inc. at its Galesburg, Illinois facility. There, he spoke to an audience about agriculture in South America.
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