Obama Ban on Youth Farm Chores Part of Larger Power Grab

Infowars | April 25, 2012

By Kurt Nimmo

Dredging up Dickensian horrors of child labor, the Obama administration has ordered the Labor Department to apply child labor laws to family farms. The new rules would make it illegal for children to perform a large number of labor tasks that have been performed by farm families for centuries. Traditionally, adults and children alike helped with planting and harvesting in the spring and fall, but the federal government is now determined not only to make this a historical footnote, but a criminal offense.

Under the rules, children under 18 would be prevented by the federal government from working “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials” and prohibited “places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

In addition to making it far more difficult for families to work their farms, the new rules will revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA and replace them with a 90-hour federal government training course, the Daily Caller reports.

In other words, the federal government will forcibly insert itself in the business of teaching animal husbandry and crop management, disciplines traditionally passed on by families and local communities.

Government apparatchiks will now oversee the business of local farming the same way Stalin did when he collectivized farms and “socialized” production at gunpoint in the Soviet Union. Resistance by farmers and peasants to Stalin’s efforts resulted in the government cutting off food rations, which resulted in widespread famine (the “terror-famine in Ukraine” killed around 12 million people) and millions were sent to forced labor camps.

The Labor Department’s effort to further erode the family farm falls on the heels of an unconstitutional executive order Obama issued last year establishing so-called rural councils.

“According to this new executive order, the Obama administration plans to stick its itchy little fingers into just about every aspect of rural life,” the Economic Collapse Blog noted at the time . “One of the stated goals of the White House Rural Council is to do the following….”

Coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America.

Obama’s plan to make life miserable for family farmers coincides with an effort by the United Nations under Agenda 21. Section one of the executive order mentions “sustainable rural communities,” language right out of Agenda 21. (For more on the draconian aspects of Agenda 21 and the plan to roll back modern civilization under the aegis of “sustainability,” see Rosa Koire’s Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21.)

The federal government has recently moved to clamp down on family farms. For instance, last year the Department of Transportation proposed new burdensome rules for farmers. Incidentally, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood holds a seat on the newly created White House Rural Council.

In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America – costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many of them out of business,” writes Mike Opelka. “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), wants new standards that would require all farmers and everyone on the farm to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) in order to operate any farming equipment. The agency is going to accomplish this by reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).”

Late last year, House Republicans moved to prevent the EPA from further burdening farmers with a rule that would ban “farm dust.” Outrage in response to the proposed regulation came fast and furious and EPA boss Lisa Jackson was forced to back down as Democrats complained that the government was not targeting small family farms with the proposed regulation.

A concerted effort by the federal government to attack small family farms cannot be denied. Infowars.com has covered dozens of efforts, including the attack on Rawesome Foods in California, numerous efforts by the feds to attack raw milk and dairy farmers (including attacks by the FDA on Amish farmers), and a recent effort by the Department of Natural Resources in Michigan to destroy open-range pig farms.

In addition to attempting to micromanage – and run out of business – family farms through federal labor regulations, the government is trying to insert itself in the relationship between parents and their children.

The ongoing attacks on family farming are not merely misguided efforts by control freak bureaucrats. They are part of a larger “comprehensive plan of action” to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations to institute “sustainable development,” a philosophy designed to bring humanity under tight control of the global elite.

As George H. W. Bush said on September 11, 1990, the plan is “based entirely on social control mechanisms.” For the elite, controlling food – especially healthy and natural food produced by family farms – is a primary objective in their plan for global conquest.

11 Comments on "Obama Ban on Youth Farm Chores Part of Larger Power Grab"

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts | September 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm |

    This just in: Government plans to put ban on germs.

  2. but we can all buy thousands of products made in sweatshops overseas that employ children!

    Bruce, I think that Kurt Nimmo and many others who have written about this, are referring to the original Executive order by Obama that establishes a Rural Council. That council, headed by Secretary of Agriculture, but which also includes heads of 25 other “Departments” of the U.S. government. You can find that information at the white house Website.

    You won’t find in depth explanations from the original Executive order. The real meat of these kinds of illegal EO’s and formations of various “councils” comes out in snippets of news items.

    One of the main goals is to push expanded broad band into rural areas. They want us all on the internet, because the cloud is where they will be running their authoritarian system from to some degree. (Enjoy the free internet while you can).

    The government has been tampering with rural farms for decades and will continue to, until they clean them all out. The goal is Super cities, and retaining ‘the land’ for other use.

    You can find most of the actions of the Obama admin, as well as other Administrations, are in complete alignment with the Marxist Manifesto: Centralized government, Centralized banking system, Control over food production, abolition of private property, etc….

    Shortly after they established that council they were asking for ‘input’ from the private sector (and we know that the private sector they are talking about are collectives, such as corporations)

    “KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a new federal effort to help rural areas needs input from the private sector. Vilsack was speaking Wednesday to the Council on Foundations’ Rural Philanthropy Conference in Kansas City.”

  3. @pitbull

    First of all Obama has NOT changed the law. Se my earlier post. I agree working on a farm is good experience, I did it myself.

    There are so many today that get frustrated by what some did or did not do based totally on mis-information. As I was furthering my research on the article I was taken in by the quote attributed to Bush Sr near the end of the article. Googling this quote I saw the exact quote repeated many times, seems like it started on an Infowars post. I went further to see the entire context of the quote. Not surprisingly, the line quoted and spread in the abouve article was not in the speech Bush Sr made to Congress on 9/11/1990. He did mention a new world order though. It was a speech about his foray into the first illegal Gulf war.

  4. obama needs to keep his illegal immigrant nose outta people’s business i grew up on a farm and the things i learned from working on a farm was respect for nature and a respect for my elders along with the trade having a successful farming knowledge unlike him. I know that if obama is allowed to continue to charge laws that have been around since the beginning of time that these united states will become just like the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was before the fall of communism he knows nothing about how farming is done and none of those suits in the government know a damn thing about it either so they need to keep there laws about shit they know nothing about outta our beloved country what happened to this being a free country and having the right to teach our children how to live without the help of the government and without food stamps i would bet my life on the fact that if you take any kid not raised on a farm or raised in the old ways like i was and take away everything that is used to aid them and give them a handful of seeds,a shovel,a garden hoe, a rifle with one box of ammo, and a knife they would die within 4 months with no crops, no food supply, and no supply of clean water because of these laws that they are passing if you give me those same items you will find me as a old man with tons of food stored up, with plenty of fresh water, a huge crop in a field, a wood pile stacked up next to a house built from items provided by nature around me held together by mud, rope made from vines and trees and logs cut with a ax made from stone all trades i have learned from my father and grandfather who learned it from there father and grandfather’s and so on

  5. Come on Root, I have work to do!!

    Did you read the article? It said it was not the SWAT type of raid with guns drawn as incorrectly reported.

    Yes, there are plenty of bad regulations out there, and we the people need to work within the system to make changes.

    Think outside the box,
    Act within the box,
    Work to move the box.

  6. Full Disclosure, Root Man and I work together.

    Read the law:


    The permissible jobs, by age, in farm work are as follows:
    • Minors of any age may work at any time in any job on a farm owned or operated by their parents.

    There is more at the link, but this is the law. Unless the House and Senate change it, it will remain the law.

    Milk tugs (sic)???

  7. @Bruce
    There are lots of links.
    Only one that points to the loving gov doc.
    Actual stories of real people being raided by gov tugs with firearms drawn… to confiscate evil raw milk and VITAMIS etc.. don’t count..
    Gov is good. not force…

  8. I find this interesting in many ways. First is the opening statement that Obama is taking aim at small family run farms and prohibiting the falily to work together on the farm. It would be nice if there was a reference to the rule the writer is talking about so we can make informed opinions on this so-called order. The one link in the article (11th paragraph) is mis-interpreted by the author. I read the entire Federal Registar article. it was a request for comments about how to standardize regulations and actually increase exemptions for farm equipment driven on open public highways. it has absolutely nothing to do with restricting anything on a private farm.

    All talk, no substance. Do not be ignorant, be informed!

  9. this is some bull crap i have been working on a farm for 11 years im 18 and this was the best experinse that i had have because the goverment wont let me get a real job because im in high school so all i got is farm work i own my own tractor cows,goats,pigs,chickens so this plan is trash. plain in simple

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