Food Systems

John Deere

American Farmers Hacking Their John Deere Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

Global agricultural giant John Deere has played foul with its customers for over 40 years. In the early days of the Trilateral Commission (founded 1973), Deere Chairman and CEO William Hewitt was a member and key player in monopolizing the agricultural equipment industry. Things have not changed. Today’s tractors are locked in order to force Farmers to use their local dealer for all service and repair, which is costly and seldom convenient. Thus, creative farmers have turned to the black market to buy unlock kits, proprietary cables and software, in order to perform their own maintenance and repair. In sum, John Deere represents the epitome of Technocrat thinking.

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