The Power of Grass Roots: Obama Administration Pulls Overbearing Proposed Rules on Child Labor
By Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
The US Department of Labor issued a statement withdrawing a proposed rule dealing with children who work on farms and ranches.
“This is an enormous win for family farmers and ranchers across Oregon and the nation. Our success here today is due to the hard work and dedication of thousands of Oregon farming families who submitted comments and helped to protect our way of life from misguided bureaucrats,” said Barry Bushue, Oregon Farm Bureau President.
Last year thousands of farm and ranch families submitted comments opposing proposed standards for child labor on farm and ranches. In many cases the rules would have prevented family members from working on farms in summer months.Read the full article and discuss it »