Alaska Environment Research and Policy Center
This Report has three main findings:
1. Farmers want to fix their own equipment. Of the 74 farmers across 14 states surveyed by U.S.PIRG Education Fund and National Farmers Union, 95% support Right to Repair.
2. Reliance on dealer technicians leads to high repair costs. 92% of farmers surveyed believe they could save money if they had better access to independent repair or could make all repairs themselves.
3. Many farmers opt for older equipment to avoid software repair hassles. Of the farmers surveyed, 77% indicated that they had bought older-model equipment to avoid the software in newer equipment.