Deere and Company

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John Deere is taking two companies to court, saying they are using patented inventions in their products.

Michelle O'Neill reports there 's some history among the companies involved.


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John Deere has announced an ambitious list of sustainability goals, and set a deadline to achieve them of 2022. The goals focus on 5 key areas including occupational safety, sustainable energy use, responsible water use, increased recycling, and sustainable products.

Iowa State University

One year after opening an office in Iowa State University's Research Park, Deere and Company plans to expand. It's announced plans for its own building to use as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and related technology.

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Deere and Company plans to buy a private business that makes carbon fiber technology products. King Agro is based in Valencia, Spain and also operates a factory in Campana, Argentina.

Deere Earnings Increase In 4th Quarter, 2017

Nov 22, 2017
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Deere and Company is recovering from three years of a global farm recession and weak construction markets. 

Deere Wins Trademark Case

Oct 17, 2017
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Deere and Company has won a trademark dispute with a South Dakota company that makes agricultural sprayers. A federal judge in Kentucky has ruled FIMCO Incorporated, and its brand of Ag Spray Equipment, cannot use John Deere green and yellow on its products.

Deere To Make Largest Acquisition in Company History

Jun 1, 2017
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Deere and Company Thursday morning announced plans to buy the Wirtgen Group, a German maker of road-construction equipment. 

2016 John Deere Classic winner Ryan Moore and Deere CEO Sam Allen
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It's a milestone year for the John Deere Classic. Deere signed its first sponsorship agreement with the PGA 20 years ago, and now has the third longest sponsor relationship on the the tour.

Thanks to a strong second quarter, Deere and Company has raised its outlook for the year. Friday the company reported earnings rose to $802 million or $2.49 per share, compared to $1.56 a year ago.

A deal between John Deere and Monsanto has been called off. Monsanto canceled the agreement to sell its subsidiary, Precision Planting.

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