Deere and Co, the company behind the John Deere brand name and the leaping deer emblem, is the world’s biggest tractor and farm machinery manufacturer. But its history started before the days of power farming. Like many farm machinery pioneers, the man who started the company and gave it his name was a blacksmith. John Deere’s parents had emigrated from England to the United States, where John was born in 1804. See also: John Deere profits slump as UK tractor […]