Help give Farmers and Ranchers the Right to Repair the Equipment they Own!

Help give Farmers and Ranchers the Right to Repair the Equipment they Own!

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Montana Farmers Union started this petition to Representative Matt Rosendale and

Broken or disabled equipment can make the difference in a successful crop season. Currently, there are only three major equipment manufacturers that sell into Montana. These companies have placed proprietary software on their equipment that prevents local heavy equipment mechanics from diagnosing and repairing tractors and combines. These companies only allow their technicians to make repairs.

Equipment manufacturers hold consumers hostage when they refuse to share technology that could mean the difference between getting a crop harvested... or not. Farmers then have no choice but to pay what can be exorbitant repair costs- just to stay in business. 

  • The average age of a farmers over 60 years old, we should be making it EASIER for farmers and ranchers to stay in business. 
  • Farming is one of the most stressful occupations and has an equally high suicide rate. We need to remove more hurdles of getting food out of the fields and into the hands of consumers. 

So many things are out of the farmer's control, like market prices and the weather. We CAN control this. We can give farmers and ranchers back their Right to Repair. 

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