Child Labor Laws | Farming | Department of Labor | The Daily Caller Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.Rossie Blinson, a 21-year-old college student from Buis Creek, N.C., told The Daily Caller that the federal government’s plan will do far more harm than good.“The main concern I have is that it would prevent kids from doing 4-H and FFA projects if they’re not at their parents’ house,” said Blinson. tags: areyousorryyet? Obama currentevents Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
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