Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Deere & Co. has added 250 production employees at its Dubuque plant since the company’s fiscal year began Nov. 1. The plant’s general manager anticipates another 50 workers will be brought on before the end of October. John Deere Dubuque Works now employs 1,300 production workers, its highest total since 2000. An additional 1,300 employees work in other capacities at the Dubuque facility, including engineering, sales and marketing.