Forty-three senators have written a letter to Secretary of labor asking him to get the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to stop enforcing regulations against family farms that are exempt by law from the regulations. From the letter:
Worker safety is an important concern for all of us—including the many farmers who probably know better than OSHA regulators how to keep themselves and their employees safe on farms. If the Administration believes that OSHA should be able to enforce its regulations on farms, it should make that case to Congress rather than twisting the law in the service of bureaucratic mission creep. Until then, Congress has spoken clearly and we sincerely hope that you will support America's farmers and respect the intent of Congress by reining in OSHA.