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Layoffs in Feb. at Deere Seeding in Moline

Screen shot of farm equipment sales projection for Deere fy 2016

Deere and Company will layoff more workers in the Quad Cities. In a press release, the company says 220 employees at John Deere Seeding and Cylinder in Moline will be laid off on February 15th, 2016.

The news reflects last week’s earnings report, and predictions that farm equipment sales will decrease next year. Deere says it changes number of employees at specific factories based market demand for their products.

In the past, workers at the Seeding and Cylinder plant have been laid off in the spring and return to work in the fall. But today's layoffs are indefinite, with no specific call back date.

Spokesman Ken Golden says after the layoffs take effect in mid-February, employment at the Moline factory will drop below 100. 

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