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Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Tempel on vote for right to repair


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 9:07am

To the editor:

I’d like to thank state Sen. Russ Tempel for his vote on SB 273, which would have given farmers the right to repair and diagnose their own farm equipment.

The largest equipment manufacturers brought in their most expensive and high-powered lobbyists to kill a bill that advanced 10-1 in a bipartisan fashion out of the Senate ag committee. This bill would have put farm equipment on a path similar to automobiles, large trucks, boats, you name it, wherein a local mechanic or repair shop can diagnose and repair a vehicle with an industry-standard set of diagnostic tools. The...

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