Agriculture Child Labor Regulations Re-proposed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Friday, 03 February 2012 15:03

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced it would be re-proposing a portion of its agriculture child labor regulations.  Grassley has vigorously defended the opportunity for kids to work on family farms.  He has said that generations of Iowans have cut their teeth working on the farm, whether for their own family, or a neighbor’s farm, and that young people are a valuable part of farming operations.

“It’s good the Labor Department is rethinking the ridiculous regulations it was going to stick on farmers and their families.  What would be best for everybody involved is to scrap the whole thing and allow farm families to operate in a manner consistent with the rural living that allows children to learn and grow as part of a rural community.”

Here’s a link to the Department of Labor’s press release.
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