The raisins in your kid’s school lunch just might be stolen property. At least that’s what one California raisin grower is asserting. Marvin Horne has taken the argument that it’s wrong for the government to confiscate a portion of his raisins each year — even if they are doing it to regulate U.S. raisin prices — all the way to the Supreme Court.
“The Daily Show” covered the story the way only that show can. Watch and you’ll get a few laughs and a bit of an education about the Raisin Administrative Committee, which decides how much of the raisin crop will be collected from raisin growers each year.
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Does the government steal raisins from growers?
To keep the price of raisins high, the government confiscates a portion of raisin growers' crops without compensation.