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Farm Bill Veto Proof


The Farm Bill passed by a veto-proof margin this week. President Bush was intent on a veto, but the bill passed and was only the second time in Bush's Presidency that he had a veto override.

Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia said, “I believe that we now have the opportunity to say to America that this is a farm bill that truly does assure that we continue to have the safest, most affordable, most abundant food supply in the world. We have addressed the needs of America’s farmers and ranchers.”

I am happy about this bill because of the large increase in money for nutrition programs. Food stamps recipients will be receiving healthier foods that will provide nutritional value and not just empty calories. I also think this will help many people around the world facing rising food costs.

What do you think about the Farm Bill?

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