New Bill Would Give Guarantee Farmers the Right to Repair Their Own Tractors
In an important step for right to repair, Senator Jon Tester has introduced a bill called the Agricultural Right to Repair Act. Here’s more from MOTHERBOARD:
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced a bill called the Agricultural Right to Repair Act into the Senate on Tuesday. The bill would “require original equipment manufacturers to make available certain documentation, parts, software, and tools with respect to electronics-enabled implements of agriculture, and for other purposes….”
For years, manufacturers have been insisting that they will get farmers what they need to fix their tractors,” Kevin O’Reilly, Right to Repair Campaign Director at U.S. PIRG, told Motherboard. “They claim that they’re 98% of the way there. But farmers keep saying that they don’t have what they need—and they’re getting tired of waiting. With the introduction of this bill, Sen. Tester is going to bat for those American farmers. The Senate should follow his lead and pass this commonsense reform.”
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