/LETTER: ‘Right to repair’ will hurt agriculture more than it helps

LETTER: ‘Right to repair’ will hurt agriculture more than it helps

The previous few yrs have been troublesome for the agriculture enterprise, however we At the second are lastly seeing new hope on the horizon as farmers Anticipate a worthwhile harvest this season. Data launched by the Division of Agriculture revealed farmers will earn $11.8 billion extra from promoting crops this yr than in 2020. This constructive trfinish is, Partially, a Outcomes of elevated exports to China at a extreme worth.

Our state lawmakers should Think about constructing on this movement, not passing fruitless legal guidelines like “proper to restore” Which might hinder the agriculture enterprise’s upcoming success. “Right to restore” legal guidelines would strain agriculture gear sellers and producers to launch their proprietary information and again-finish code to The general public. This transfer opens the door for dangerous actors to tamper with farm gear to probably violate federal safety and emissions requirements.

This legal guidelines May even be pointless Provided that farmers have entry to restore manuals, alternative parts, and diagnostic information to make a Overwhelming majority of restores on their gear.

There is a lot of misinformation being unfold Regarding The advantages of “proper to restore” legal guidelines, however Really, it has vital safety and safety implications That would derail the agriculture enterprise. Nebraska lawmakers ought to understand that this legal guidelines might harm farmers’ future harvest And will say no to “proper to restore.” Brad Cummings, Orchard, Neb.

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