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Deere to lay off 160 at Des Moines plant

DES MOINES (AP)--Deere & Co. says 160 employees at its plant in Des Moines, Iowa, will be laid off later this month due to reduced demand for Deere's products.

The Moline-based equipment maker says the layoffs involve production workers, who were told of the plan Wednesday. Deere's Des Moines plant makes tillage, planting, spraying and cotton harvesting equipment for agriculture.

The layoffs are effective April 27 and represent more bad news for Deere workers in Iowa.

Deere last month announced plans to lay off 220 workers in Dubuque, 105 in Davenport and 40 in Ottumwa.

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