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Deere pledges aid to Japan relief

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MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- The John Deere Foundation is giving a $1 million grant to the Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan.

Foundation officials say it will also match any contributions Deere employees make to help the earthquake and tsunami damaged nation, up to an additional $500,000.  The foundation is Deere & Co.'s main charitable organization.

Deere CEO Samuel Allen calls the events in Japan "tragic" and says people at Deere are deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life.

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