Farmer Mick Minchow takes a look at the fine components of his John Deere planter on Monday, June 20, 2016, at his farm in Waverly, Neb. Lincoln Journal Star via AP Kristin Streff

Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors; Manufacturers say they don’t own the sofware

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mick Minchow’s tractors are marvels of modern machinery. They have air conditioning, guidance systems, satellite radio and more sensors than he can shake a corn cob at, all kept running by computer systems and software. But there’s one thing the Waverly farmer doesn’t have: the right to fix his John Deere 8235 R […]