U.S. farmers sign R2R deal with John Deere
January 10, 2023 – An agreement has been struck between farmers and a major equipment manufacturer in what may signal a larger movement afoot in the right to repair debate.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with John Deere that will allow farmers south of the border to repair their own farm equipment or seek repairs from an independent reparier. The agreement was signed during the 2023 AFBF Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The two sides had been having right to repair discussions for many years.
Until now, farmers were only allowed to use parts and service facilities authorized by John Deere instead of cheaper independent repair options.