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Deere faces new competition from Japanese rival Kubota Corp (ADR) (NYSE:KUB) , which has benefited greatly from the plunge in the value of the Japanese yen recently. Although Deere remains a much larger company, Kubota Corp (ADR) (NYSE:KUB) will be able to export its farm machinery more cheaply while still maintaining higher profit margins because of the strong U.S. dollar.

In Deere & Company (NYSE:DE)’s quarterly report, watch for signs about whether the company plans to make any further cost-cutting efforts of its own. With Deere having benefited for such a long time from fast growth in the agricultural sector, it needs to make plans for a time in the future when the sun stops shining so brightly on its business.

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