Administration scraps proposed farm child labor rules

Farm families that incorporate for tax or legal reasons will not be subject to stricter child labor law enforcement that had been planned by the federal government.  The U.S. Labor Department said a proposed on-farm child labor rule will be scrapped for the rest of President Obama's time in office. The agency instead plans to cooperate with farm groups to improve safety practices. "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations," the agency said in a press release. (more) April 26, 2012 Capital Press