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New Ruling Routs Government Raisin Ransacking


Friday December 2nd, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:21pm PST   •   0 Comments

The United States government has deployed central planning through schemes such as the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Authorized by Congress during the New Deal, the Act set up cooperative boards and conscripted growers into reserve set-asides. As we noted, in recent years the government targeted raisins in California. In 2003, Fresno raisin…
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High Court Slams Government Raisin Ransacking


Tuesday June 23rd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:34am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, Big Government has been colonizing economic activity through schemes such as the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. This New Deal act, based on the notion that central planning works, set up cooperative boards and conscripted growers into reserve set-asides. This meant that Fresno raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne, like…
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Natural Born Killers: Federal Wildlife Services agency “out of control”


Monday February 11th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:00am PST   •   5 Comments

Russell Files, a trapper with the Wildlife Services (WS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, objected to a neighbor’s dog coming into his yard. So while on duty he set traps that severely injured the canine. Similar incidents of wanton cruelty have prompted legislators to call for an investigation of the Wildlife…
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