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Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:32 pm

On both the federal and state levels there have been moves to restrict farm youth from doing some work on the family farms, including operating equipment. Of course, these actions are driven by protecting farm youth from injuries, even death.

We know there always is a potential for injuries if a child at a young age is operating equipment in farm work. But there is the potential for injuries from riding a bicycle, and being involved in all kinds of recreational activities. Are we going to regulate all of these activities?

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