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FARMERS FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO REPAIR

Farmers across the U.S. are fighting retailers for the software keys to their tractors in an effort to fix computer problems themselves. Some farmers want the right to fix software glitches so badly, they’re using pirated versions of the software from Europe to hack into the systems in their own tractors. “You’re paying for the metal, but the electronic parts technically you don’t own,” said Kyle Schwarting, a farmer from Nebraska. (NPR’s The Salt)

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