Salient to Investors:

Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a stake in Deere, Precision Castparts, and Wabco Holdings and cut consumer products stocks including Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble in Q3. Berkshire has been reducing holdings of consumer-products stocks in 2012.

Eli Lustgarten at Longbow Research  said there is a massive need to increase productivity in the world’s farm belts – Deere is the global leader with best technology, best-management.

Stephen Volkmann at Jefferies Berkshire already have a toe in the farm pond.

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