It’s time to guarantee Nebraska farmers the right to repair their tractors, combines, and other ag equipment.
It’s yours. You own it. You shouldn’t have to beg the manufacturer for permission to fix it when it breaks. Tell your legislator that you want the right to repair. We’re getting behind LB 543 which would give farmers a Right to Repair their equipment.
It’s crunch time: the bill needs to be brought to the senate floor this week if it’s going to pass. The best thing you can do is call: scroll down to the “Make your voice heard” section and ask you legislator to support the bill and ask Speaker Mike Hilgers to schedule LB 543 for debate.
Want to go the extra mile? Give Speaker Hilgers’s office a call at (402) 471-2673 and ask him to schedule LB 543 for debate yourself.
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Right to Repair is simple. It requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information and affordable replacement parts. So you can fix the stuff you own quickly—and get back on with your life.
Well, manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like the idea. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. And they get to set whatever prices they want for parts and service.
Nope! We already have right to repair for cars—that’s why you can take your Ford into a local mechanic. They have all the same software diagnostics and service manuals that the dealerships have. This is the result of decades of auto Right to Repair legislation—laws that have been a resounding success.
It’s time to fight for your right to repair and defend local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out. Write or call your legislator. Tell them you support the Fair Repair Act. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair in Nebraska!