Deere Announces Des Moines Layoffs

    MOLINE, Ill., April 8 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company said today that 160
employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works will be placed on indefinite
layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory's

    Deere said the layoffs affect production workers with the least seniority
and that employees were told of the plans in meetings today at the factory.
The layoffs are effective April 27th.  The John Deere Des Moines Works
manufactures tillage, planting, spraying and cotton harvesting equipment for


For further information:

For further information: Ken Golden, Director, Strategic Public
Relations of Deere Company, +1-309-765-5678 Web Site:

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