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10 Memorable Farming Quotes from Famous Figures

Agricultural production has been a staple of the United States from the beginning. Year-round, American farmers leverage all the land has to offer in an effort to provide necessities for the world’s ever-expanding population. Over time, there have been a number of memorable quotes from historical figures that put it all into perspective for those that don’t make a living on the farm.

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To honor our American farmers and share some of these famous farming quotes as we head into peak harvest season, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favorites. Enjoy, and feel free to share with friends!

Video Gallery: Operating Deere’s C690 Cotton Harvester CommandCenters

The earliest pieces of cotton harvesting equipment only had the ability to harvest one row of cotton at a time. While this may not seem like much today, it was a modern marvel for its time, replacing the need for hand laborers and expediting the cotton production process substantially.  Fast-forwarding to today, cotton growers have numerous options when it comes time to harvest, often times using equipment that has the ability to harvest multiple rows of cotton plants at once.

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Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 2000s

A week ago, we continued our trip through John Deere’s riding mower history, as we showcased some innovation of the 1990s, a decade that included a number of new models that were recognized for their versatility and overall performance.

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This week, we will wrap up our series and look at John Deere riding mower history 2000s-style. While Deere made a number upgrades to existing models in the 2000s, offering more power and additional size, we want to focus on two of the biggest product announcements made that decade. Enjoy!

Video Gallery: Six John Deere Combine Videos for Effective Operation

With harvesting season upon us, it’s time to begin thinking about strategies to get the most out of this year’s crop. As pieces of harvesting equipment increasingly grow in size and sophistication, it’s more important than ever before that operators fully understand their machine’s capabilities.

S Series Video Gallery: Six John Deere Combine Videos for Effective Operation

John Deere’s top-of-the-line S-Series combine includes numerous features that can be a major asset for crop producers during harvesting season when leveraged effectively. In this post, we’ve put together six John Deere combine videos specific to the S-Series combine, which offer tips and how to’s for those lucky enough to operate the equipment during the harvest season. Enjoy, and happy harvesting!

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1990s

Last week, we continued our journey through John Deere riding mower history, looking at the 1980s, a decade that seemingly mended the past with the future. The 80s marked Deere’s lawn and garden break-in to diesel, the introduction of the “R” and “S” Series, and a few key changes to existing models.

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Today, we will look at some of the most critical upgrades and introductions of the 1990s, a decade that furthered Deere’s growth in the industry and provided customers with more lawn and garden tractor versatility than ever before. Without any further delay, let’s go back in John Deere riding mower history once again!

Two Low-Hour John Deere Tractors Sell High on Iowa Farm Auction

A small farm retirement auction in north-central Iowa recently (August 26, 2014) featured a pair of very low-hour John Deere tractors.

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This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

Along with the 8235R, real strong bidding activity was seen on the 2007 JD 9520 4WD tractor, bareback, with only 519 hours (pictured below). It sold for $171,000. This is the 4th highest auction sale price I’ve seen in the U.S. in the past 11 years on a 9520.

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1980s

Last week, we took a stroll through the 1970s, looking at the decade that brought about significant advances for John Deere riding mowers. Some of these advancements included upgrades to existing series, but a couple of new series were also introduced, making Deere a bigger player in the riding mower industry.

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Today, we will look at some of the most critical upgrades and introductions of the 1980s, a decade that not only helped mend the gap between past and present, but also represented Deere’s 150th anniversary. Without any further delay, let’s go back in John Deere riding mower history once again!

Photo Gallery: Get Swept off Your Feet with John Deere Windrowers

This year, John Deere has reached a major milestone, celebrating 50 successful years in the self-propelled windrower business at its Ottumwa Works factory. It all began in 1964, when John Deere entered this market with the introduction of the 200A and 215A models. John Deere windrowers continue to expand this rich history with innovative developments and top notch technology.

6 Photo Gallery: Get Swept off Your Feet with John Deere Windrowers

We’ve put together a photo gallery to admire the success of John Deere windrowers and the many noble contributions they have made in the agriculture industry over the years. Risk getting swept off your feet by taking a moment to appreciate these 15 windrower images!

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Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1970s

Last week, we began our journey down memory lane, taking a deep dive into the formative years of John Deere riding mower history. We learned that Deere has been offering customers pieces of equipment that are suited for all sorts of lawn and garden activities for more than 50 years and even took a look at some notable models from the 1960s (the decade lawn and garden riding mowers were introduced by Deere).

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Today, we will continue our trip back in time, looking at John Deere riding mowers of the 70s and what types of upgrades were made to offer even more value to customers. Sit back, relax, and cruise back to the 70s with us. Enjoy!

Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1960s

For more than 50 years, John Deere and Company has been producing riding mowers for home and property owners, giving them pieces of equipment that are suited for nearly any lawn care project. Over this period of time, the company has introduced hundreds of models, each built with customer needs and concerns in mind, playing a significant role in simplifying yard work and keeping lawns and gardens in peak form.

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