Sorry, Farming is for Adults Only

In the name of protecting children, a number of people who have probably never set foot on a real farm (and probably steer as far from real children as is possible in our society) have decided that chores aren’t character-building. No, they are evil and must be stopped.

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.

Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

If the kids don’t work on the farm, who will keep the cows out of the corn (or the cabin)?