Central Valley

November 20, 2012

Supreme Court to hear case by San Joaquin Valley raisin farmers

Dissident San Joaquin Valley raisin farmers and their ideological allies will get a shot at attacking a federal farm program, under a case that the U.S. Supreme Court accepted Tuesday. Marketing orders and research and promotion differ, but they often compel private action in several ways. Promotion programs can force individual growers to pay fees for common advertising, while marketing orders can limit individual production and set quality standards.

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