Des Moines Register: The United Auto Workers and Deere & Co. have reached a new, tentative six-year-collective bargaining agreement, the union announced this afternoon. The union, which represents thousands of workers in Deere's Iowa facilities, including its Ankeny plant, declined to offer any details about the agreement in a news release, only saying that the deal includes "significant economic gains." The two sides began negotiating in August, as Deere celebrated record profits while still struggling to hire enough workers to meet booming demand. The union will present the terms of the new contract to members Oct. 10.