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Farm equipment store to close after 110 years

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/28/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Knott & Geisbert Inc. Mowers and Farm Eqiupment is an institution in Frederick, Maryland. The store was founded 110 years ago and farm equipment has been sold from the same location through its entire history.

Fair's Tractor Pull to feature John Deere tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/24/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Attendees at next month's Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet are gearing up for the event's most anticipated event, the Tractor Pull that features tractors from all over New Zealand.

John Deere announces supplier awards

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/24/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere has named Nucor Cold Finish, a Nebraska-based supplier of cold finish bars, as a Partner-level supplier for 2010. Moreover, the company was named an Enterprise Supply Management Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.

John Deere unveils latest subcompact utility tractor models

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/23/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere recently unveiled its newest line of subcompact tractors at the National Farm Machinery Show; Deere's product manager, Kevin Branstetter, was on hand to show off the company's latest farm equipment offering and the release had show attendees buzzing.

John Deere: wheat, soybeans to rise in price in 2011

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/23/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere released its quarterly earnings and the farm equipment giant said that crop prices will continue to rise through next year, driving farm incomes to record levels.

New study gives farmers tips to improve tractor efficiency

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/22/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
According to a study out of Iowa State University, farmers who routinely maintain and make small adjustments to their tractors on a daily basis can also improve fuel efficiency and lower energy costs.

Farmland boom translates into increased real estate prices in Midwest

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/18/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The surge in commodity prices over the past few years has helped farmers recover from the recession and has fueled a real estate boom in the Midwest, analysts say.

John Deere hosts Driver Green Challenge events for 3rd straight year

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/17/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
For the third straight year, John Deere dealerships will continue hosting one of the company's most successful and popular programs: The Driver Green Challenge encourages consumers to see and test drive its latest farm equipment offerings.

John Deere sales jump 27%

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/16/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Farm equipment giant John Deere announced Wednesday that its first quarter profits were much higher than expected as high food costs contributed to rising farm income and spurred farmers to invest in new machinery like tractors and planters.

Farmers scoop up John Deere toy tractors at farm show

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/15/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Town residents and visitors from all around the state gathered in Newberry, Florida for the town's annual Farm Toy and Antique Tractor Parade.

John Deere used tractors attract crowds at county fair

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/15/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Held in Zanesville, Ohio every year, the Muskingum County Fair attracts people from all over the state who hope to catch a glimpse of the antique tractors and farm equipment on display. This year's fair was one the most popular in years, the Zanesville Times Recorder reports.

Jerry Sloan retires from Utah Jazz, players remember his signature John Deere hat, true grit

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/14/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Players Jerry Sloan coached told the Dallas Morning News that he was a tough guy and they will always remember him for his signature John Deere hat that he wore to almost every practice.

California farm expo celebrates banner year for farmers

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/14/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The world's largest farm equipment show is underway in California and farmers from across the U.S. are there to check out the newest innovations and offerings from equipment makers like John Deere.

Wheat and corn and tractors, Oh my! Annual Colorado Farm Show kicks off

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/9/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The 47th annual Colorado Farm Show kicked off this week in The Centennial State and farmers from all over the southwest are excitedly making their way to the show to check out the farm equipment.

Antique John Deere snow machines draw crowds at local event

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/9/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
People looking for a fun ride on a piece of Americana were treated to quite the event this past weekend in Fairbank, Iowa at the fourth annual Fairbank Leaf Spring Rally.

High school students learn dangers of texting while driving with John Deere four-wheeler

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/9/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Many states have passed laws to stop motorists from texting while driving, citing the dangers that arise from the practice. In Ohio, some high school students got a lesson on the dangers of texting while driving as part of a course they took at the Olentangy High School in Lewis Center.

John Deere tractor finds new use as a crime fighting machine

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/8/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The police departments in Devon and Cornwall, England have transformed a John Deere tractor into a crime-fighting machine as a means of fighting a rise in agricultural crime.

California farm auction features antique John Deere tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/7/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In California, farmers from around the state and the country are excitedly awaiting an auction of antique tractors and other farm equipment that will be held in Santa Ana.

Florida town prepares for farm toy show and tractor parade

Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/4/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Residents of Newberry, Florida are excitedly awaiting this coming weekend: Although there has been unseasonably cold weather in Florida this winter, the town's Lions Club is scheduled to go on with its 19th annual Farm Toy Show and Antique Tractor Parade - just in time for the 80 degree weather meteorologists have forecast.

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.
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