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that both houses of Congress are in session, and if an agreement is not made now, it will
have to wait until September. Odds are that the 2013 Farm Bill will not be passed within
this timeframe due to the current divide in our political climate (Thiesse, 2013). The bill has been overshadowed by the Affordable Care Act and hasn’t received
much attention since March, when the main focus was a prospective compromise of the
food stamp program. But luckily for the animals, our current 113th Congress has been the
least productive we’ve seen since the last government shutdown in 1995 (Ockert, 2013).
Our current farm bill had actually expired on September 30th along with the government
shutdown. When the Farm Bill reaches the President’s desk, it is expected that the King
Amendment won’t make the cut because it is so radically ridiculous. Instead the provisions
of Proposition 2 should be phased into federal standards to improve the lives of the
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