Deere, Case And Other Equipment Companies Join Forces On Planter Design Standard

From: CropLife

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As many of you already know, generally speaking there isn’t a whole lot of reaching across the aisle going on in the world of Big Ag Equipment.

For lack of a better analogy, the giants like John Deere, Case IH and AGCO seem to operate on a similar philosophy as longtime Big Ten conference rivals The Ohio State University and Michigan, both of whom refuse to refer to the other as anything other than “That School Up North” and “Ohio.”

So imagine my surprise having learned that equipment mega-rivals Case-IH and Deere have joined forces (along with other equipment manufacturers, crop protection industry reps and both domestic and international regulatory officials) in an effort to establish voluntary planter design standards that are more protective of pollinators.

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