Right to Repair
Farmers depend on their equipment to work during critical seasons like seeding and harvest. Having access to the tools needed to repair one’s farm equipment, such as tractors and combines, is crucial. There is a long history of producers repairing their mechanical equipment. However, with the digitization of farm equipment, farmers have been left behind in their ability to diagnose and repair issues. Passing right to repair policies ensures that grain farmers can repair their equipment which they have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on. Furthermore, allowing access to the software needed to repair today’s equipment will also encourage competition in the marketplace, allowing producers to have greater access to repair options in their regions.
Government support for policies prioritizing farmers’ right to repair their machinery is essential.
At GGC, we stand firmly in support of legislation like Bill C-244 and C-294, which promote farmers’ ability to diagnose and repair their own equipment.