When asked about the Vice article at a John Deere media event in Ankeny, Iowa, North American Public & Industry Relations Manager for John Deere Jon Ebert said Deere supports farmers’ right to repair their equipment but does not support modification of code.
Following the closure of its Alberta remanufacturing facility, Deere is planning to expand its operations in Missouri, including adding drivetrain and hydraulic remanufacturing to its John Deere Reman facility.
During the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, Ag Equipment Intelligence editors caught up with Tami Hedgren, manufacturing lead for tractors and combines at Deere, to talk about what the future holds for Deere and its 5G implementation.
Some of the top agricultural machinery brands already announced they would not participate in any ag fair throughout 2021 in Brazil. John Deere stated that this year the company will combine the virtual and real channels of contact with customers, but would not be in any of such events.
John Deere announced in January that it will expand its factory located in Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. The facility, which opened in 2008, employs nearly 1,000 people and makes 43 tractor models.
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Robotics and automation are far more than buzz words in agriculture, with companies engineering scalable solutions for farm fields of the future. While these technologies will be valuable tools for streamlining predictable farm tasks, automating creative troubleshooting and technical intuition — skills often associated with precision specialists — will be challenging.