FORT COLLINS, Colorado - New federal labor rules could bar those under 15 from raising animals as part of a 4-H project or learning the newest techniques in animal husbandry, according to Cattlemen's Association vice president Terry Fankhauser, who was interviewed in The Coloradoan newspaper.
The proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor could also kill jobs for teens working on farms and ranches. Action on the plan has been delayed until Dec. 1 so the department can get more input, according to the Coloradoan.
Click the link to comment on the DOL's proposal: http://www.regulations.gov/#%21documentDetail;D=WHD-2011-0001-0001
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