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RAISIN RULING

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Agriculture Department’s marketing order system by ruling that the agency must compensate farmers who are forced to turn over their crops in order to avoid oversupplies. At issue is the marketing order for raisins that props up prices by requiring producers to put excess supplies into… read more

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SCOTUS AND RAISINS

With scorn bordering on anger, some of the Supreme Court’s more conservative members on Wednesday gave a hostile reception to a government program dating to the Great Depression meant to increase raisin prices by keeping some raisins off the market. A ruling in the case is expected later this year.

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