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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: May 22, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)

DEERE & COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

1-4121

36-2382580

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One John Deere Place

MolineIllinois 61265

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(309) 765-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

___________________________________________________

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

Title of each class

Trading symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value

DE

New York Stock Exchange

8½% Debentures Due 2022

DE22

New York Stock Exchange

6.55% Debentures Due 2028

DE28

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Items 2.02

and 7.01            Results of Operations and Financial Condition and Regulation FD Disclosure (Furnished

herewith)

Deere & Company’s press release dated May 22, 2020 concerning Second Quarter of Fiscal 2020 financial results and supplemental financial information (Exhibit 99.1) is furnished under Form 8-K Items 2.02 and 7.01. The attached schedules of Other Financial Information (Exhibit 99.2) and Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call Information (Exhibit 99.3) are furnished under Form 8-K Items 2.02 and 7.01. The information is not filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is not deemed incorporated by reference by any general statements incorporating by reference this report or future filings into any filings under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent Deere & Company specifically incorporates the information by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)Exhibits

Number

Description of Exhibit

(99.1)

Press Release and Supplemental Financial Information (Furnished herewith)

(99.2)

Other Financial Information (Furnished herewith)

(99.3)

Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call Information (Furnished herewith)

(104)

Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are imbedded in the Inline XBRL document)

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Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

DEERE & COMPANY

By:

/s/ Todd E. Davies

Todd E. Davies

Secretary

Dated: May 22, 2020

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