Farm Chores Debate - Walnut Ridge, AR

Discuss the national Farm Chores debate in Walnut Ridge, AR.

Should we regulate farm chores as child labor, or should it be up to the parents?

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SkipJack

Mountain Home, AR

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Apr 26, 2012
 
Lol ignorant bastards. A little farm work ain't ever killed anyone and will def give the 'child' experience and to keep it in the family.

Since: Mar 12

Jonesboro, AR

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Apr 26, 2012
 
SkipJack wrote:
Lol ignorant bastards. A little farm work ain't ever killed anyone and will def give the 'child' experience and to keep it in the family.
It has been done since the first domestication of plants and animals. No sense in changing it now.
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Apr 27, 2012
 
SkipJack wrote:
Lol ignorant bastards. A little farm work ain't ever killed anyone and will def give the 'child' experience and to keep it in the family.
Yes farm work had killed kids. Roll overs and run overs in tractors, pto shaft wrap ups, suffication in grain bins and poisonings just to name a few. The children of farmers should be allowed to work the fields. Other kids should be afforded some protection from the more dangerous jobs.
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Apr 27, 2012
 
There should be an exception for children of farmers. But other children should be considered child labor.
FormerMissBobcat

Chicago, IL

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Apr 27, 2012
 
Children who work on farms aren't 5 or 6.. Normally these "kids" are 14, 15 or 16 year old boys who are very capable of the work that is issued to them. The farmers they are working for aren't ignorant and wouldn't want to put a kid to work in a dangerous environment that might jepordize a life or the lively hood of the land and crops that are being worked on. The lives of farmers children aren't any less valuable then the lives of non-farming children so it's really not fair to say its okay for one to do the job and not the other. Accidents happen regardless of age and it's tragic regardless of their parents occupation. If a child wants to work on a farm over the summer and make some money more power to them, it teaches hard work the value of a dollar and it should instill some pride in what our great state is all about and that's providing crops to the rest of this great country. If you don't think your child should be working in the fields then keep them at home, my family has been farming for generations now and I'm happy to say that we've had great "kids" help us out through the season pulling spills & red rice and know that these young men don't complain about the work half as much as you people do who work in an air conditioned office. Its just my opinion, but a little hard work never hurt anyone and desensitizing a generation to hard work and maturity won't help the up coming youth it will only hurt them!
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Orlando, FL

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Apr 30, 2012
 
I said that farmers children should be able to farm because it's tradition, not because their lives are any less valuable. But the law was ment to protect the underage laborers from the more dangerous aspects of farming, not to keep them from farming.

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