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The Department of Labor accepted until Nov. 1 comments to changes in child safely rules that include:
•Tractors operated by 14- and 15-year-olds must be equipped with roll-over protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts.
•Students operating tractors (and other farm equipment) on public roads must have a valid state driver license.
•Prohibiting certain occupations for youth, such as branding, breeding, dehorning, vaccinating, castrating, treating sick/injured animals, and catching chickens for butchering.
•Eliminating training through the Cooperative Extension Programs
•Increasing training from 24 to 90 hours.
Source: Oct. 14 South Livestock Standard
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