An attempt by the Obama Administration to control what children of farmers can and cannot do on their own farms is being fought in Washington. I can tell you that I grew up on a family farm from the age 12 through 18. Every member of the family is expected to help with the every day work demands. I hated ever minute of it, but I did it because my parents told me to.
Hard work, manual labor, hauling water in 5 gallon buckets, planting a garden, harvesting crops, cleaning out animal stalls, whatever needed to be done, we all did it.
I am no worse off for the hard work, in fact after living in a large city from age 3 - 12, working on the famiy farm gave me a clear understanding of how hard that lifestyle is and how different it is from living in a city and having parents who did 'pubic work'.
Not every farmer has the funds to hire workers to do the manual labor, he depends on family members. It has always been so and probably isn't going to change any time soon -- unless we allow the Federal government to tell farmers, parents, what their children can and cannot do on private property.
“If the federal government can regulate the relationship between parents and their children on their own family’s farm there is virtually nothing off limits” – Senator Jerry Moran
Curt at Fopping Aces has all the details. Go, read, share.