By Tim Leeds 

Baucus wants Labor Dept. to hold off on child farm labor rules


Montana's senior senator has again called on the U. S. Department of Labor to use caution when looking at regulating child labor on U. S. agricultural operations.

Baucus sent a letter to Labor Secretary Linda Solis Wednesday urging the department to "exercise restraint and avoid sweeping regulations that would disrupt the operation of family farms across the nation. "

Department of Labor spokeswoman Sonia Melendez said Wednesday that no time has been set for the issuance of the final rule on the matter.

At issue are proposed regulations on child labor in ag operations which would would e...

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