Pfeffer News

10.24.2011

Child Labor Change Under Fire in Farm Country

Boone, IA



Harvest Public Media – The U.S. Labor Department has issued the first new child labor
regulations in 40 years, proposing barring children under the age of 16
from performing dangerous jobs, such as driving tractors, handling
pesticides and branding cattle. But Peggy Lowe reports the rules have angered many in farm
country, who say the government is trying to outlaw a long tradition of
kids working on the farm.



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