Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just in--

DOL Formally Withdraws Child Labor Proposal

Washington--The Labor Department has formally withdrawn its proposed child labor regulation and published a notice stating this in the Federal Register, as required by law. DOL officials have stated their intention to work with agricultural groups, including Farm Bureau, to promote farm safety.

AFBF participated in a meeting with DOL officials last week to discuss child safety programs currently available and explore what support role, if any, the Agriculture Department can have in furthering the success of those programs. Additional meetings are planned and will include representatives from FFA, 4-H, the Association of Ag Educators, National Farmers Union and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

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Idaho grower featured in Smithsonian 'Precision Farming' exhibit

By Sean Ellis Idaho Farm Bureau Federation POCATELLO – Robert Blair’s North Idaho farm is one of four farming operations around t...