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Daylight Savings Time Reminder
by KayDee Gilkey, click here for bio
Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: March 10, 2017
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Walker: “Actually it is not true that DST was created to benefit agriculture. In fact when it was first proposed in the 1900s, there were a lot of farm groups opposed to this idea.”
Although as a law DST had fits and starts, and initially not all states were using it. It was The Uniform Time Act of 1966 signed by President Johnson that helped to stop scheduling difficulties from state to state. States that wanted an exemption had to pass a state law to do so and currently Hawaii and Arizona are the only two states that do not participate in DST.
In general, good or bad, a time change really doesn’t alter what a farmer or rancher needs to do on a daily basis. Few ag producers watch that clock — there is always jobs to do light or dark, rain or shine. There are only so many hours in a day to get the work done whether the clock springs forward or falls back one hour.
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