Right To Repair

President Biden touts Right to Repair support on National Ag Day


In declaring March 21, 2023 “National Agriculture Day,” President Joe Biden pointed to his work to get farmers access to the materials they need to fix their tractors.

We are encouraging antitrust agencies to focus on anti-competitive practices in agricultural markets.  We are working to secure the so-called “right to repair” so farmers can fix their own machinery and tractors, rather than being required to send them back to the manufacturer.

– President Joe Biden

Momentum around agricultural Right to Repair continues to build, both federally and at the state level. In February, the Department of Justice added their support to a lawsuit that alleges that John Deere is illegally monopolizing the repair of its tractors. The Colorado Senate passed the Consumer Right to Repair Agricultural Equipment Act last week—that bill is one vote away and a signature from Governor Jared Polis away from becoming the first law of its kind. More than a dozen other states are considering similar legislation.

PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director speaks at a podium in front of a National Farmers Union backdrop.
Kevin O'Reilly

Former Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair, PIRG

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