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Published July 10, 2012, 12:00 AM


In a June 20, 2012, photo ten-year-old Jacob Mosbacher guides a tractor through a bean field on his grandparents' property near Fults, Ill. Agriculture organizations and federal lawmakers from farm states succeeded last spring in convincing the U.S. Labor Department to drop proposals limiting farm work by children such as Jacob, whose parents say such questions of safety involving kids should be left to parents. (AP Photo/Jim Suhr)
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