California Raisin Farmer Battling Feds to Keep His Crops; Food4Patriots Responds with Suggestion to Dissolve Depression-Era Law

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A Truman Administration-era law allowing the government to seize a portion of farmers’ raisin crops is being defied by a California farmer. Food4Patriots, which tells people to stockpile food now for a potential emergency, recommends dissolving this old law.

According to a July 7, 2013, article in the Washington Post, a raisin farmer in Kerman, Calif., has been defying a law for the past 11 years that was created during the Truman Administration and never dissolved.

The law gives the U.S. government power to interfere with the supply and demand for dried grapes. In order to avoid supply outstripping demand – and thereby lowering the price of dried fruits such as grapes – the government sometimes seizes raisins to keep them off the U.S. market. Because Marvin Horne has been defying the law for so long, he owes at least $650,000 in unpaid fines and 1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins.

A lower court rejected Horne’s challenge of the law, but the Supreme Court has told that court to reconsider it. Horne calls the law “robbery,” “socialism,” “communism” and “feudalism,” while one of the Supreme Court justices said that it might be “just the world’s most outdated law.”

Food4Patriots, the supplier of emergency food suitable for long-term storage, survival and emergency preparedness, suggests that people stock up on affordable, healthy foods now in preparation for an unanticipated crisis that could result in higher food prices, food shortages and poorer food quality.

Food4Patriots will be launching soon to help people be prepared for an emergency situation. Among the nutritious foods that will be part of the Food4Patriots’ 72-Hour Emergency Kit, 4-Week Emergency Kit and 3-Month Emergency Kit are:

  •     Mountain Man Granola
  •     Apple Orchard Oatmeal
  •     Granny’s Homestyle Potato Soup
  •     Blue Ribbon Cheesy Chicken Rice
  •     Ol’ 49ers Hearty Chili
  •     Creamy Beef Stroganoff
  •     Frank’s Five-Star Minestrone.

Those who order one of the Food4Patriots Emergency Kits will also receive four reports: “Top 10 Items Sold Out After Crisis,” “The Water Survival Guide,” “The Survival Garden Guide” and “How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half.”

Check out this Patriot Headquarters blog post to learn how to build a food dehydrator.

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