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Farmer Dave Alford and tractor

Farmer Dave Alford can't fix his own tractors like this one because it's run by software with proprietary digital locks.

Credit: Laura Sydell/NPR

The iconic image of the American farmer is the man or woman who works the land, milks cows and is self-reliant enough to fix the tractor. But like a lot of mechanical items, tractors are increasingly run by computer software.

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