Lucas says common sense has prevailed.
The Obama administration is dropping a proposed regulation that would have prohibited young people from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents. It comes after heavy pressure from the agriculture community. Oklahoma Republican Congressman Frank Lucas is chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. "I am pleased that common sense finally prevailed and the Department of Labor withdrew its burdensome, misguided proposed rule that would have prevented young people from working on farms," he said. "This proposed rule created great angst in the countryside about the impact it would have had on the future of the family farm. It was a concern that agricultural producers kept raising during our Farm Bill field hearings."