Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

  •  Published: 1:31 AM 04/25/2012 By Patrick Richardson 
  •  A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.   Read more…