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15 A-Maize-Ing Corn Statistics to Sharpen Up Your Grain Game

American producers’ contribution to the world’s corn market is substantial. Without American production, the world’s supply would take a massive hit, impacting all corners of the globe. In order to fulfill the needs of the growing population, farmers spend restless weeks during peak planting and harvesting season (weather permitting) aboard their agriculture equipment to achieve the highest yield possible.

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So, while we understand corn is a major American export, let’s take a closer look at just how valuable American production is to the global market and some other interesting figures. To help paint a clearer picture, we’ve put together a list of 15 corn statistics, enjoy!

Climb on Your High Horse with these 7 John Deere Horse Accessories

Loyal Deere fans like to incorporate the brand into all aspects of their life, owning everything from John Deere row crop tractors to daily apparel. Among this wide variety of items, John Deere horse accessories shouldn’t be forgotten.

Every horse lover desires reliable products that will cater to their favorite animal’s needs. We’ve put together a list of seven John Deere horse accessories that will put the spring back in your horses step.

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John Deere Horse Climb on Your High Horse with these 7 John Deere Horse Accessories

Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

As Americans everywhere prepare to celebrate the 4th of July in their own way, we wanted to take some time to reach out to some of our fans and see how they’re using (or have used)  John Deere equipment as a part of their celebration. From tractors pulling floats in public parades, to subtly decorated Deere tractors in the confines of one’s own garage, we learned (thanks to a number of fan submissions) that Deere enthusiasts do in fact include their equipment in their July 4th celebrations.

American Flag Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

5 Benefits of the 7760 Cotton Picker Even the Pickiest Farmers Admit

Harvesting season is an extremely busy time for cotton harvesters, and likely the most stressful stretch of year. However, it shouldn’t be seen as something dreadful, but rather it should be celebrated! John Deere’s 7760 Cotton Picker makes enjoying ginning season a little easier by bringing many offerings to the table.

Let’s take a look at some key features of the 7760 Cotton Picker that have completely changed the cotton harvesting game and taken producers to the next level.

7760 Cotton Picker 5 Benefits of the 7760 Cotton Picker Even the Pickiest Farmers Admit

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Ten Crop Spraying Tips to Reduce Drift and Maximize Efficiency

Row-crop producers spend many long days out in the field during the planting season in an effort to prepare their fields for success. Once the seeds are in the ground and crops begin to emerge, they become susceptible to a number of threats posed by insects, diseases, and more. To defend against these threats, producers will often take to the fields with spraying equipment loaded with appropriate nutrients or pesticides.

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We’ve put together a list of ten crop spraying tips that will help producers reduce spray-drift and maximize the return on their spraying investments.

10 Pieces of John Deere Farming Clothes that Every Farmer Needs

Farming is definitely a unique job. However, it is similar to any other in the sense that farmers need work clothes too.  Although their work apparel might not be the traditional suit and tie, farming clothes are much more exciting to pick out.

As we continue into the month of July, we can anticipate farmers spending many more long days on the field aboard their agriculture equipment. In an effort to help farmers better plan their work attire, we’ve put together a John Deere-themed assortment of farming clothes. Let’s take a look at some of our top picks.

Image Gallery: 20 Hay Baling Photos to get you Summer-Ready

When it comes to the hay baling process, timing is everything and farmers’ schedules are often put in the hands of Mother Nature. The warm, dry months of the summer are often the best time to bale hay, but threats still remain. Untimely rains can ruin an entire field of hay and if it becomes too hot and dry, it could become too brittle. As a result, farmers usually keep an eye on the weather and bale hay in the middle of favorable-conditioned summer days.

John Deere BC11 Bale Carrier Image Gallery: 20 Hay Baling Photos to get you Summer Ready

5 Key Components of the John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper

Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on the weather but we should be able to rely on our equipment. During cotton harvesting season, growers often feel like they are in a race against the elements. The stress of producing more in less time can become overwhelming, but the John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper aims to eliminate this concern without sacrificing the quality of crop.

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The innovative John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper has several features that will lead to increased harvest efficiency and reduced downtime in the field. Let’s dive into five key components of the CS690 that help increase productivity even when harvesting in the most challenging conditions.

Second Highest Auction Price Ever on John Deere 5010 Tractor

Wow, what a beauty.

I’m talking about the restored 1963 John Deere 5010 tractor that sold for $45,000 on a May 24, 2014 collector auction in east-central Iowa. $45,000 is the second highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a JD 5010.

JD5010 IA 45K Second Highest Auction Price Ever on John Deere 5010 Tractor

The highest sale price? $79,100 on a 2006 Ebay online auction for the very 1st SN# John Deere 5010. It was in kind of rough shape after having been used by a municipality in Oklahoma for many years. The buyer was well known collector of first SN# John Deere tractors, Walter Keller of Forrest Junction, WI. After extensive restoration work, here’s what that 1st SN# JD 5010 tractor looks like today:

5 Intelligent John Deere Sprayer Technology Features

When it comes time to spray the field, a grower’s worst enemies are those extremely resistant weeds. If proactive measures aren’t taken to protect their crop, detrimental problems can occur. Sprayer technology is a vital aspect of fighting against those pesky weeds.

In efforts to give growers the leverage that they need, John Deere has introduced the new R4030 and R4038 sprayers incorporating breakthrough sprayer technology. The following intelligent features will surely improve the application of crop protection and lead to more productive days on the field.

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