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Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids
MN Public Radio ^ | Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by prairiebreeze

The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.publicradio.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; beanpickers; childlabor; familyfarms; farm; jerrymoran; johnthun; kids; labordept
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To: prairiebreeze

Again, they will wait until they have more “flexibility” to do this, actually they will just confiscate the farms for the collective when they are entrenched for life.


101 posted on 04/28/2012 4:02:01 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
prohibit young people from working on family farms and participating in agriculture education programs including Future Farmers of America and 4-H.

Wow, that's the first I've seen of the bold part. FFA and 4H, suppressed as subversives. Can the Ministry of Truth be far behind?

102 posted on 04/28/2012 4:14:48 AM PDT by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: prairiebreeze

Had the general manager of a large grain company speak at a meeting this week. He was really outspoken about what’s going on in Washington regarding agriculture. He said 80% of farmers want the government off their back. They don’t need or want the subsidies any more, and just want a free market in which to operate.


103 posted on 04/28/2012 5:12:18 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: prairiebreeze

Another alphabet soup Govt Dept. that needs to be eliminated.


104 posted on 04/28/2012 7:04:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: prairiebreeze
Yes, ultimately, they want to take over the farms.

And everything else. They want to pit neighbor against neighbor, children against parents, brother against brother.

A world where nobody can trust anybody and everybody is dependant on the government.

Utopia.

105 posted on 04/28/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dragonblustar

The Amish would simply ignore the ruling.


106 posted on 04/28/2012 11:44:40 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: prairiebreeze
It's probably just as well that they backed off.

I seriously doubt that too many states would have meekly fallen in line, anyway.

About a month ago, for instance, the Tennessee House passed, by a whopping 70-24 vote--almost three-to-one!--a bill that would require the state of Tennessee to ignore these federal regualations.

107 posted on 04/28/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: dragonblustar

“The Amish would have been hit hard by this ruling.”

I’m just curious. Do the Amish vote? If not, I wish they would consider it this time!


108 posted on 04/28/2012 7:30:42 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: prairiebreeze

Check back on it in 6 months and see if they’ve begun implementing it after all. Never trust these bast****.


109 posted on 04/28/2012 7:49:14 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: dragonblustar

I think the Amish and others like them may have been specifically targeted though many other farm families of various stripes would have been affected as well.


110 posted on 04/29/2012 2:27:18 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

The Amish do vote.


111 posted on 04/29/2012 2:28:57 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Western Phil
****From the article: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, released a statement expressing relief about the withdrawal of the rule, which he said "would have had a negative impact on our state's ag community."****

I didn't know that Hollywood had an ag community.

112 posted on 04/29/2012 8:06:41 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: lysie
Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids

Good news, but I’m still livid at the very thought.

they are waiting till after the ‘re-election’ to implement it...then all bets are off...

which I will hold my nose with a springy clothespin and vote for whomever the Republican nominee is.

113 posted on 04/30/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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