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  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a 5 percent stake in agricultural equipment maker Deere& Co and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in oil company Exxon Mobil Corp as oil prices plunged. The changes were among several that Berkshire made in its common stock investments in the fourth quarter, according to a U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a new stake in agricultural and construction equipment maker Deere& Co, one of a handful of changes in its stock holdings during the fourth quarter. Berkshire reported a 17.1 million-share stake, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed its...

  • Monsanto plants its seed into farming Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Monsanto plants its seed into farming

    Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.

  • Deere shares fall, despite earnings beat Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    John Deere lawn tractors sit on display at Klein Equipment, a John Deere dealership in Galesburg, Illinois.

    Deere on Wednesday posted a stronger-than-expected profit as cost cuts helped offset lower sales of its tractors, harvesters and earth-moving equipment.

  • Deere profit beats estimates, but outlook unchanged Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:27 AM ET
    A John Deere R962i trailer crop sprayer, manufactured by Deere & Co., stands on display at the Green Week agricultural trade fair at the Messe Berlin exhibition center on Jan. 26, 2014.

    Deere posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, but kept its full-year forecast unchanged, citing the challenges the farm equipment industry.

  • AGCO CEO: Growing profits in agriculture Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    AGCO CEO: Growing profits in agriculture

    Martin Richenhagen, Chairman & CEO of AGCO, shares his thoughts on the company's 2014 growth prospects, and the outlook on global agriculture. I think U.S. farmers will have money to invest, says Richenhagen.

  • Evolution of the tractor produces precision farming Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:19 AM ET
    Evolution of the tractor produces precision farming

    Traditional farming is going high tech, reports CNBC's Jane Wells with a look at the latest equipment designed to help farmers produce the best yields.

  • Trouble on American Farms: 'We Face a Grim Future' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Farmer Bill Maupin verifies that his equipment is dropping seeds at the appropriate depth as he plants a cornfield outside Henry, Ill.

    Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.

  • Next Group That May Be Slammed by Debt: Farmers Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.

  • Deere Earnings Beat Estimates on Strong Demand Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    John Deere Hybrid Tractor

    Deere, the world's largest farm equipment maker, reported first-quarter results above analysts' expectations as farmers geared up to plant the biggest corn crop in U.S. history.

  • India's Investment Malaise Thwarting Economic Rebound Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Being a big wheel in the earth mover business, Vipin Sondhi has a very clear idea why the Indian economy is stuck in the mud and what the government must do to change the mindset of business executives, like himself.

  • Deere Reports Q4 Profit But Misses Expectations Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 9:35 AM ET
    Deere Reports Q4 Profit But Misses Expectations

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan analyst, has the play on the heavy equipment maker.

  • Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming

    Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.

  • Cramer: Here’s How to View Earnings Season Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Don’t Bolt from This Market: Cramer

    To Jim Cramer, today’s stock market is all about expectations and here's why.

  • No Recession, but Plenty of Uncertainty: Caterpillar CEO

    There are no signs of recession anywhere in the world, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” after earnings on Monday.

  • How to Play CAT Guidance Outlook Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET
    How to Play CAT Guidance Outlook

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan analyst, discusses Caterpillar's third quarter revenue miss, and explains why she maintains an "overweight" rating on the stock with a $109 price target. Also, CNBC's Herb Greenberg shares his thoughts on whether companies should stop giving guidance.

  • Monday's Market Rundown Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Monday's Market Rundown

    The "Squawk on the Street" team report on the mornings market-moving stories, and what investors should be looking for, including the selloff in techs; Caterpillar's earnings and forecast; Microsoft's Windows 8 launch; and more.

  • CAT CEO: Revenue Outlook Weaker Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 8:03 AM ET
    CAT CEO: Revenue Outlook Weaker

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, discusses his company's third quarter earnings and how uncertainty in China and the U.S. elections is slowing growth.

  • Higher Highs for Food Crops Hinge on South American Weather

    The chapter isn't yet closed on this year's surge in food crop prices following the worst drought in the U.S. in over 50 years.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.