Farm Bureau, Deere & Co. Sign MoU Giving Farmers Right To Repair Their Equipment

johndeere jan09 lt

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Deere & Co., one of the world's largest manufacturers of farming equipment, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow farmers to repair their own farm equipment.

David Gilmore, a senior vice president at Deere & Co., says the MoU will help farmers get equipment back in the field quickly following a breakdown.

He added that as a result of the partnership, farmers can repair their equipment and have access to the diagnostic tools and product guides so that they can find the problems and find solutions for them.

Previously, farmers did not have the freedom to repair their equipment where they wanted to, and were only allowed to use authorized parts and service facilities rather than cheaper independent repair options.

In an executive order that he signed in 2021, President Joe Biden had urged the Federal Trade Commission to draft a federal policy giving permission to customers to repair their own products, especially in the technology and farming sectors.

The MoU was announced at the 2023 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The MoU, which provides big relief for farmers and ranchers in the United States, comes after several years of discussions.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said this was an issue that has been a priority for the organization for several years and has taken a lot of work to get to this point.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
United Airlines and Archer Aviation Inc. announced plans to launch the first commercial electric air taxi route in Chicago, between O'Hare International Airport or ORD and Vertiport Chicago. As part of their urban air mobility or UAM network buildout, both companies will utilize Archer's electric vertical takeoff and landing or eVTOL aircraft in the new route. Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Perfection Bakeries D/B/A Aunt Millie's is recalling 8 ct. packages of Our Family White Hot Dog Buns citing the possible presence of undeclared sesame, a known allergen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The product comes in a printed plastic package marked with "Our Family Hot Dog Buns 8 ct." on the top and has a blue twist tie. Parsippany, New Jersey -based Ascend Laboratories LLC. is recalling Dabigatran Etcxilate capsules citing the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA impurity, a probable human carcinogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The product is used as an oral anticoagulant to lower the risk of stroke and blood clots.
Follow RTT