Rep. Tom Latham, R, Iowa, explains the purpose of the ‘Preserving America’s Family Farm Act’ that he introduced to Congress recently.  

In a conversation with Mike Adams, host of AgriTalk Radio, Latham said the legislation will prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting legislation that would prohibit youth from working on the farm.

“To have some bureaucrat in Washington tell you that your child can’t help out with chores on the farm is outrageous,” Latham said. “It just shows how out of touch the people are in Washington.”

“The rule (proposed by DOL) would also stop two farm safety programs which is crazy as far as I’m concerned,” Latham said.

Latham introduced the bipartisan legislation with Rep. Dan Boren, D.-Okla.