Touch the Soil News #1311 (Feature photo – John Deere Tractor – CCA SA 2.0 Generic)
As technology creeps ever more into the equipment used by farmers, big equipment manufacturers are forbidding farmers to fix their own equipment. As claims that technology is proprietary and not for public tinkering, the issue is growing. In fact, the right to repair farm equipment might well be a 2020 presidential topic of debate.
The New Food Economy carries more about the story of farmers fixing their own equipment: