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Raisin Farmers Battle USDA
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 22, 2015 01:45 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Supreme Court Justices seemed skeptical of arguments made Wednesday by the Obama administration that it's OK to continue operating a post-World War II marketing order for the raisin industry that requires farmers to turn over part of their crop to the federal government.

A California farm couple, Marvin and Laura Horne, had their fight with USDA heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for the second time since 2013.

The Hornes stopped following rules under the marketing order more than a decade ago and have been fighting USDA in federal courts over it ever since. The ...

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