No wires crossed
by TONI H - 4/26/12 12:51 AM
In Reply to: From your link by JP Bill
The rule you stated says : if a parent with SOME ownership in the farm......
The problem is in the rural areas where, as James pointed out, many farms are worked by entire families....due to credit issues or inheritances, perhaps one brother owns the land, but the other brothers and sisters help work it with equal shares in the profits and labor, including the kids. Under this rule, the children of the non-ownership members of the family wouldn't be allowed to have their children help on the farm and they wouldn't be able to help work at the animal auctions or show animals at the county fairs, etc. Nor could any veterinarian's children learn the trade by going with their mother or father to any farms other than their own. This rule is very restrictive and harms generations of farmers and other farm industries where children couldn't work with their parents in their businesses, such as hardware/repair shops because many times those are 'off site' repairs.
Higher education is being pushed by BO but he has taken no consideration into the 'trade' areas where kids actually learn something other than philosphy and liberal arts. Not everybody is 'college' material nor do many have a desire to go to college....they like working with their hands, and farming, and working with animals, and most learn it at a very young age and make a living at it. He and his agencies are putting all of that in jeopardy with their restrictions.
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