Every so often, I come across a story that is so far beyond the pall, that my reaction is the world must be upside down. This happened to me recently when I read a news item posted on GrowingProduce.com.
The story related a situation in California where a small family farm was penalized because of labor regulations from the state and federal government. The regulations require that small farms adhere to the same labor rules as large and mid-sized operations. In this case, the owner is exempt, but everyone else (spouse and children included) are subject to the regulations. The farmer must have a workers’ compensation policy for the farm to cover the workers. The grower also must have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and Heat Illness Prevention Procedures (both written documents) as well as training records of the employees.
Is Our Ability To Reason Gone?
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