WESTMORELAND, N.H. -- Olivia and Victoria Briggs help on their family's New Hampshire dairy farm a few days a week during the school year and more in the summer. The sisters, 12 and 8 years old, milk cows, help repair fences and sometimes ride in tractors.
"It's like a fair," said Olivia, a sixth-grader. "Except every one of (the animals) is yours."
But if parents Dana and Tiffany Briggs eventually incorporate Bo-Riggs Cattle Co. to protect the farm from liability, as countless other farming families have done, proposed U.S. Department of Labor regulations might prevent the girls from continuing much of their work here and on their grandparents' farm. It's work others have done for generations.