Child ag labor proposal withdrawn
Published 04/28/2012, Agweek
Farm groups welcome its demise, but stress they’re committed to safety
Several national and regional farm organizations welcomed the recent withdrawal of a proposed federal rule dealing with children working in agriculture. The groups also stressed that they put a priority on the safety of young employees. The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday announced that it’s withdrawing its controversial proposed rule dealing with children who work on farms. The Labor Department also said it won’t pursue adoption of the proposal as long as President Barack Obama is in office.