Washington, D.C.  20549










Pursuant to Section13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report: April 3, 2018

(Date of earliest event reported)



D E E R E  &  C O M P A N Y

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


One John Deere Place

Moline, Illinois 61265

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(309) 765-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure



Deere & Company
One John Deere Place, Moline, IL 61265 USA
Phone: 309-765-8000




MOLINE, IL (3 April 2018) -- Deere & Company today said it expects to report on March retail sales next week. The information will be accessible in written format at www.JohnDeere.com/retailsales, after the monthly announcement of industry sales by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The AEM report is normally made public on or around the tenth day of the month.


Deere’s report will provide comment about the AEM data and other information concerning company retail sales of farm machinery, selected turf & utility equipment, and construction equipment.


Other information regarding developments at Deere may also be posted on the company website from time to time.



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Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.  For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.









/s/ Todd E. Davies



Todd E. Davies






Dated: April 3, 2018