High Court Rules on Takings
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:14 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the federal government must pay property owners the market value of their property if the government is going to take over that property.

In this case, the issue revolves around USDA marketing orders to control the market supply of crops such as raisins.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a California farm couple, Marvin and Laura Horne, do not owe fines for ignoring orders to turn over a percentage of their raisins to a USDA committee that oversees the supply of raisins on the market. Instead, ...

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