High Court To Hear Appeal About California Raisins
Don't Miss This
- Stockton Police Employee Hit While Crossing Street Dies
- Davis Children Offer Grinch Free Cookies In Return For Stolen Christmas Lights
- Women Chased On Interstate 80 By Driver Posing As Sheriff’s Deputy In Alleged Road Rage Incident
- CHP Officers, Teacher Help Santa Deliver Presents To Boy Who Didn’t Get Visit Last Year
- Lawyer Allegedly Caught During Sexual Encounter With Jailed Inmate Fires Back
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market.
The justices said Tuesday they will review a federal appeals court ruling that dismissed claims brought by farmers in California’s Central Valley. The state produces almost all raisins in the United States and about 40 percent of the crop worldwide.
The farmers complain that a Depression-era law unfairly prevents them from selling their entire crop on the open market when the government determines that there otherwise would be a glut of raisins that would drive prices down.
The issue at the Supreme Court is what court the farmers must use to mount their challenge.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.