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By Tim Leeds 

Farmers Union: lawmakers tabling right to repair bills 'leaves producers stuck'

Harmon: Ag committees missed the point


Last updated 3/2/2023 at 11:15am

On nearly straight party-line votes, House and Senate committees in the Legislature — three days before transmittal from one house to the other, when bills not been passed generally are dead — tabled two bills that would have given Montana agricultural producers — and independent repair shops — the right to repair their equipment.

Right to repair has become a major issue in the nation in a number of areas, with farm and ranch groups especially pushing for the ability to do their own work on equipment.

A release from Montana Farmers Union said that when lawmakers tabled Tuesday t...

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