AEM helped lead an industry effort in New Hampshire this week to take on a so-called “Right to Repair” bill under consideration in the Granite State.

AEM, along with representatives of its member companies and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), argued that legislation is not necessary given the recent industry commitment to make available service information for tractors and combines by 2021.

“The fact is that the commitment we are making is a commonsense solution that responds to the needs of our customers and end-users, without government intervention,” said AEM Director of State Government and Industry Relations Stephanie See in testimony before the New Hampshire House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee.

New Hampshire is one of 18 states where “Right to Repair” legislation was introduced this legislative session.

“'Right to repair’ proposals are not about empowering farmers and ranchers,” said See. “Our commitment strikes the right balance in the way ‘Right to Repair’ legislation would not.”

AEM and EDA recently announced the details of a Statement of Principles agreed to by AEM’s Ag Sector Board members. That document outlines the various diagnostic and service tools manufacturers will make available through their dealers, if they have not done so already.

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