California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board voted 4-3 at its June 16 meeting to reject Monarch Tractor’s Petition 596 to amend the state labor code that would “allow for the use of driver optional tractors without a human operator stationed at the vehicular controls within a strict set of safety guidelines.”
Canadians who deal with copyright and intellectual property, including industry associations, are actively calling for an update to the act, according to Jeremy Patzer, the member of Parliament who introduced the Unlocking Innovation Act.
This map, broken out by USDA Farm Production Regions, illustrates the number of dealerships by state/region through a May 2022 analysis of unique addresses of equipment dealerships in Farm Equipment magazine’s by-request circulation database.
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In this episode of On the Record we take a look at the how dealer optimism has continued to fall, hitting a near record low, in May. In the Technology Corner Michaela Paukner follows up her last segment with a look at AGCO’s tech stack. We also discuss the California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s rejection of a petition to amend a 70s era regulation limiting autonomous equipment. Also in this episode a look at Kubota’s dealer development plans and the full-line and tractor manufacturer results of EDA’s dealer manufacturer relations report.