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MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2017

As our regular website visitors are aware, we publish industry news articles to our site in an effort to keep our audience aware of what’s happening across the agriculture industry. From upcoming conferences to new John Deere equipment announcements, our articles are meant to educate and be shared with others.

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With 2017 in the books, we wanted to look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular Agriculture News Articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2017:

John Deere to Celebrate 100 Years of Tractors With Series of 2018 Events

John Deere 100 Years

November 1, 2017 – In celebration of its 100 years of tractor manufacturing, John Deere announced a series of events that are planned for 2018. Highlights include a Waterloo Boy tractor on display at the Smithsonian and iconic tractors for the public to view at the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum, John Deere Pavilion, John Deere World Headquarters and John Deere Forum.

John Deere 4640 Universal Display Offers Portable Gen 4 Experience

John Deere 4640

June 7, 2017 – The John Deere 4640 was added as a part of the Generation 4 operating system and is designed to enhance data collection, increase application functionality, and make it easier for operators to manage their tractors in the field. Software for the new display is available in one- or five-year subscription plans.

John Deere 9RX Tractor Lineup Welcomes Three Narrow Track Models

John Deere 9RX Narrow

August 31, 2017 – Adding to the base 9RX models, John Deere introduced three new narrow track versions to reduce soil compaction and minimize disturbance to crops. The three models come available with 420, 470 and 520 horsepower.

John Deere to Join More than 200 Exhibitors at 2017 Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show

John Deere Quad Cities Show

January 12, 2017 –  The Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show took place at the QCCA Expo Center, and John Deere was on hand with more than 200 other exhibitors as they helped producers get ready for the planting and harvesting season. Each year, new equipment displays are the highlight of the show.

Latest John Deere Acquisition Could Lead to Machine Learning in Agriculture Equipment

John Deere Nutrient Application

September 14, 2017 – John Deere’s acquisition of Blue River Technology gave the company even more tools and knowledge to expand its foray into the world of machine learning in agriculture. Blue River’s technology is designed to make it easier for producers to apply nutrients and herbicides where needed.

John Deere Adds L331 and L341 Models to Large Square Baler Lineup

John Deere L331

August 30, 2017 – John Deere’s announcement of the new L331 and L341 balers added to its already existing line of large square balers. The new models are available with MegaWide™ pickup and are designed to enhance efficiency on the job.

John Deere Recognized in Fortune Magazine’s List of Most Admired Companies

John Deere Boom

February 23, 2017 – Each year, Fortune Magazine recognizes the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies. John Deere once again made the list in 2017 and was able to stand out from more than 1,500 companies that were reviewed.

John Deere Introduces AB485 Air Boom for High-Capacity Nutrient Application

John Deere AB485

September 6, 2017 – Efficiency and control are two critical factors when it comes to applying fertilizer. With these factors in mind, John Deere introduced the new AB485 Air Boom option. With the new equipment, producers gained the ability to apply fertilizer across a 70-foot swath at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.

Georgia Farmers Encouraged to be Prepared to Fight Bacterial Blight in Cotton

John Deere Cotton

June 29, 2017 – Bacterial blight (also known as angular leaf spot) causes water-soaked lesions on cotton bolls. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait advised producers to stay alert and offered advice to those planting cotton.

John Deere HarvestLab 3000 Introduced to Help Producers Measure Forage Nutrient Values

John Deere HarvestLab 3000

October 11, 2017 – John Deere’s HarvestLab™ 3000 was designed to assist beef and dairy producers with monitoring forage constituents at harvest. This new tool can be especially useful for producers during livestock feeding.

Final Thoughts

That completes our list. 2017 was a year packed full of headline-worthy Agriculture News and we are excited to see what 2018 has in store for the farming community. For more links to agriculture news, visit the MachineFinder industry news section.

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