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A victory for family farms

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May 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tom Latham , The Daily Freeman Journal

America's family farms won a great victory over misguided government regulation last week when the U.S. Department of Labor abandoned plans to pursue mindless regulations that would have kept farm youth from working on farms owned by their own families. The labor proposal would have upended Iowa's great family farm tradition, and I'm heartened that the public outcry the regulation sparked among farmers and youth agriculture groups forced the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw the rule.



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