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Revisions coming to the Child Labor Act; Changes could impact farm operations

November 24, 2011

For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor is proposing changes to the Child Labor Act.

The proposed regulations have the potential to significantly transform family farm operations. The changes are pointedly aimed at agriculture and would severely limit opportunities for young people on the farm or ranch, and in some cases eliminate them, until they are at least 16, or in some instances 18 years of age.

Kindergartners offer 'sage' advice

November 24, 2011

Calling all cooks!
For help in holiday planning, and a cooking tip or two, don't miss this week’s Custer County Chief. The Kindergarten class from North Park Elementary School offered their ‘sage' advice on how to cook a turkey, remembering first to remove the feathers and then to cook a long, long, long time … maybe 10 minutes. One youngster was quite specific … 76 minutes, exactly. And then it smells good, he added. The students were quick to add what constitutes their favorite meal. For several, if given a choice, why have turkey if you can have pizza.
So from our house to yours ....

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