Raisins, the Supreme Court, and Food Freedom

A raisin farmer in Horne v. USDA sued the United States Department of Agriculture for confiscating each year a significant percentage of his raisin harvest. This decades old scheme by the federal government was supposed to increase the price of raisins. Be that as it may, it is still theft and in opposition to the Fifth Amendment. Fortunately the Horne family was up for the 11 years battle that culminated in a win for property rights at the Supreme Court.

This article will give you more background on the case, while also providing additional interesting information on the historical origins of the Fifth Amendment. To learn more, click on this link.

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