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“FARMERS IN MAINE ARE SURVIVORS.” Those were words spoken this morning by Jim v…


“FARMERS IN MAINE ARE SURVIVORS.” Those were words spoken this morning by Jim via Zoom at a Congressional House ‘Small Business Committee’ Subcommittee hearing held in Washington, DC, entitled “Right to Repair and What it Means for Entrepreneurs.” Here is the C-Span link to video of the full Hearing (1:43:06).
https://www.c-span.org/video/?522857-1/hearing-repair-laws
A total of four witnesses from across the country testified at today’s Hearing. As it pertains to the ag sector, the topic asked what to do about mega manufacturers such as John Deere and Case IH who have worked to deny farmers the right to repair the tractors and farm equipment they have purchased.
This comment by Jim (@1:26:57) was part of one answer in response to a question posed by Subcommittee Chair Cong. Jared Golden (D-ME-02) (photo below). Rep. Golden is running for re-election in Northern Maine’s large and sprawling Second District. He is a former Marine and Iraqi War combat veteran.
Jim’s written comments are here. https://smallbusiness.house.gov/uploadedfiles/09-14-22_mr._gerritsen_testimony.pdf Caleb, Megan & Jim




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