John Deere workers’ strike: what will it mean for supply?

Workers at John Deere plants across the US went on strike last Wednesday discusses the John Deere workers strike in the US, and asks what it might mean for farmers this side of the Atlantic.

All not well with John Deere

John Deere, one of the world’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturers, is in a state of deep crisis. On Wednesday, more than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike across 14 factories covering the US states of Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Georgia. The strike was organised after the United Auto Workers union rejected a contract it viewed as inadequate. However, the scale and intensity of the strike seems to have surprised even the organisers.

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