AFBF Signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding With John Deere
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with John Deere that ensures farmers' and ranchers' ability to repair their own equipment. The MOU requires John Deere to provide farmers and independent repair facilities access to the tools, information, and software required to make repairs to John Deere equipment.
“[The memorandum] ensures that our 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,” said American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall. “And this is the beginning of a process that we think is going to be real healthy for our farmers and for the company because what it does is it sets up an opportunity for our farmers to really work with John Deere on a personal basis.”
Additionally, the American Farm Bureau Federation has made a commitment to John Deere that encourages its state organizations to enact statewide right-to-repair legislation for agricultural equipment.
Read the full Memorandum of Understanding here.