Crawford: Labor Department drops Child Labor rule for Family Farms

The Labor Department will dropped a rule to enforce child labor penalties on family farms

Today, Congressman Rick Crawford announced the Department of Labor is dropping a proposed rule that would have imposed child labor laws on farm families. The Labor Department made the announcement late yesterday after hearing from farm families across the country.

“Families in Arkansas should make decisions about raising their children and providing for their families, not bureaucrats from the Labor Department in Washington. This is a huge victory for farm families in Arkansas and across the country,” said Crawford. “After months of calls, emails and letters, the Department of Labor listened to farm families. Make no mistake about it, without the efforts of farm families across the country, the Department of Labor would not have dropped this rule. I applaud everyone who contacted the Department to make this victory a reality.”

Instead of regulating farm families, the Departments of Labor announced it will work with groups like American Farm Bureau Federation, the Future Farmers of America, and 4-H to develop an educational program to reduce accidents to young workers.

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Today, Congressman Rick Crawford announced the Department of Labor is dropping a proposed rule that would have imposed child labor laws on farm families. The Labor Department made the announcement late yesterday after hearing from farm families across the country.

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