there is a problem with the bill. it has a tax in it and all taxes must originate in the house.
i have read the bill, not that it matters. if you don't track through every reference, you don't get the whole story.
here is what i got from it and what i have been able to put together from those who did a more in depth study.
if the bill were strictly applied as the version i read was written, it could give the government control to inspect, regulate, and potentially tax, all produce and meat production for all except home use. if you, for instance, raise, slaughter, and process your own cow, you would probably be ok. if, however, you do as i have done and have someone outside process that same animal, it would fall under these new regulations.
if you sell or even give away food from your garden, you could fall under these regulations. it could impact everything from soup kitchens to food banks, and certainly our backyard honey sales.
for any food production, you could be required to have an approved commercial kitchen and be subject to inspection without notice and licensing fees.
even the Sunday church potluck could be impacted.
now, i understand that there have been revisions and exceptions added. the problem is, that once they do something like this, they tend to add and expand eternally. re: "consumer protection" acts, etc.