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Midwest Farmers on Front Lines of Fight over Right to Repair Machinery

This old-time tractor, seen here on a farm near Stafford, Kansas, is far less complicated than the modern machinery used on most farms today. (Photo by J. Schafer)

A farmer may pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a new tractor, but one thing not included in that price is the right to repair it. To fix modern machinery you need more than parts. As Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock explains, farmers are lobbying to be able to buy the software they need to get back under the hood.

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