Some laid off Deere and Company workers in Iowa are headed back to their jobs. The farm equipment manufacturer says it will recall 65 workers to its plant in Dubuque and another 52 to its Davenport Works.

They’ll report to work March 8th. A Deere spokesman says the recalls are needed to meet increased sales of construction and forestry equipment and to replace workers who have retired.

Last March, the Moline, Illinois-based company laid off more than 200 workers in Dubuque and more than 100 in Davenport.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport