Deere Predicts ‘Total Autonomy’ by 2030

Deere & Co. says corn and soybean production in the US could be fully autonomous by 2030.

Farmers already are paying Deere to use automation technology for tillage work this autumn, and the company is exploring recurring revenue models that will allow growers to use such enhancements as needed.

“We’re committing to have a total autonomy and automation solution for corn and soy in the US,” Chief Financial Officer Josh Jepsen said Wednesday on a conference call with investors. Advancements have been proving that “it’s technically possible, and I am really excited about it.”