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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!

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!

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!

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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Put This on Your Bucket List: A Trip to the John Deere Store

The John Deere Store has a deep-rooted history and provides fans with just about everything they could ever imagine desiring. Whether you are a long-time fan or an up-and-coming one, there is something for you to appreciate at this store.

CAUTION: If you choose to visit the John Deere Store, you are entering at your own risk, as your family will probably never want to leave!

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Located right near the Pavilion, the John Deere Store offers agriculture fans a huge selection of clothing, toys, collectible items, videos, book and much more, making this attraction an absolute must-visit.

Taking a Break from the Farm: Eight Can’t-Miss 2014 State Fairs

As the spring planting season has concluded and the summer marches on, crop producers across the country are likely ready for some fun, relaxing days with the family whenever time allows for it. Between July 4th and Labor Day, there will be a number of 2014 state fairs taking place, giving area residents (and even non-residents) a gathering place for food, fun, education, and much more.

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We’ve searched the web for information covering eight state fairs that we believe are “can’t miss” events this year. So, while producers are preparing their harvesting equipment, we hope this list and information allows them to mark their calendars for a well-deserved day of family-fun!

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!

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