Agriculture spoke, Washington listened
5th District Ohio Congressman Bob Latta says last week’s decision by the Department of Labor (DOL) to withdraw the proposed child labor regulations dealing with children under the age of 16 from working on farms, was a result of agriculture stepping to the plate and making sure their voices were heard.
“And I heard from my constituents, young and old,” said Congressman Latta. “I talked to kids that worked on their family farms, I had kids in 4-H, I had kids in FFA, it was a huge outpouring across the country and also the farm organizations.”
Congressman Latta was in Wyandot and Seneca counties on Monday, April 30, holding Courthouse Conferences with constituents. The Congressman tells Brownfield that in addition to the child labor issue, EPA regulations and the federal estate tax were topics of concern.