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John Deere agrees to allow farmers to repair their own tractors

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jan 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-09 19:28:17-05

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — John Deere is giving farmers the long-sought right to repair agricultural equipment on their own.

The agreement signed Sunday follows years of lawsuits and complaints.

It means farmers can diagnose and fix their John Deere tractors - without using company parts or facilities.

The American Farm Bureau Federation says -- the agreement also protects john deere's intellectual property.