Child labor laws stoking backlash

Bennett, David
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/11/2012, p2
The article reports on criticisms received by proposed U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules governing child labor on farms, from rural communities, agriculture advocacy groups, state and federal lawmakers. Arkansas rancher Dan Stewart claims the proposal would negatively affect the family farm and the love for farming needs to be instilled in children and grandchildren, to be able to continue the family farm. The proposal protects children from working around silos, among others.


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