Parents defend putting their children to work on farms

July 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm in West Central Tribune

FULTS, Ill. As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming.
But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and he’s relieved the agency dropped its plans this spring and has promised not to take up the matter again. Continue Reading