On Oct. 14, 10,000 UAW John Deere workers went on strike after the company and union failed to come to an agreement on a new labor contract. This is the first time in 35 years Deere has had a strike. Since the video was recorded, it has been confirmed that the Georgia Deere plant, which manufactures utility and compact utility tractors is part of the strike.
Solectrac, a manufacturer of electric tractors based out of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been declared as “assets held for sale” by its parent company, Ideanomics. A global electric vehicle company, Ideanomics said in its second quarter earnings filed Aug. 4 that 4 of its subsidiaries, including Solectrac, had met the criteria to be classified as assets held for sale.