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The tractor of the future is autonomous. But will farmers buy it?

A John Deere autonomous tractor in beta testing. The company hopes to have the machines widely available by the end of the decade. (Courtesy of John Deere)
A John Deere autonomous tractor in beta testing. The company hopes to have the machines widely available by the end of the decade. (Courtesy of John Deere)

Agricultural equipment giant John Deere has rolled out plans to develop autonomous tractors. The vehicles take on many farming duties, including plowing, planting and applying fertilizer.

As Jonathan Ahl of Harvest Public Media reports, not all farmers are pleased.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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