High court rules against raisin board in dispute over setting aside crops to prop up prices

June 23, 2015 2:31 AM

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Striking down one of the last New Deal-era farm programs, the Supreme Court has sided with a California raisin grower in his decade-long legal battle over a federal raisin board's seizure of his crop to reduce supply and prop up prices.

In an 8-1 decision Monday, the court ruled that Marvin Horne must be paid in full for his crop — a decision that bolstered free markets and property rights and could potentially crimp other government regulation of business.

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