John Deere issues statement regarding suspension of exports to Russia

John Deere loader dumping material into dump truck. An example of the equipment suspended from being exported to Russia.

Amidst the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, John Deere has announced that two weeks ago it suspended shipments of machines to Russia and, subsequently, Belarus. Furthermore, the company has been working with UN agencies to provide resources to support Ukrainians and intends to continue to monitor the situation closely.

Other construction machinery manufacturers that have made the decision to halt exports to Russia include Hitachi, Komatsu, JCB and Trimble.

Statement from John Deere:

John Deere is deeply saddened by the significant escalation of events in Ukraine. The safety, welfare, and well-being of our employees in the region remains our top priority, and we continue to support and maintain close communication with our affected teams, providing necessary resources when possible. Our thoughts are with our employees, their families as well as our dealers, customers and all those impacted by this crisis. Two weeks ago, we suspended shipments of machines to Russia and then subsequently, Belarus. We continue to monitor the situation closely while we fully abide by U.S. and international sanctions. The John Deere Foundation has additionally been working directly with a number of organizations, including multiple UN agencies, to mobilize resources to support Ukrainians impacted by the crisis. Our mission is, and always has been, to help our customers feed the world.