Stevens disagrees that it would be that disruptive and stresses that it’s an important piece of legislation that must be passed. “If it is approved by congress and signed by the President, nothing will change; it will be the status quo, and everyone will be happy,” he says. “If it’s not passed, it could be seen as an endorsement to California and other states to go and make whatever rules they want and apply them to the raising of livestock, and we can end up in this crazy swirl where the only place you can get affordable beef is at your local corner butcher shop.”
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