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Did you know that there is a federal Raisin Administrative Council? That runs the US National Raisin Reserve?

Yup.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," with John Oliver, last night had a terrific story about Marvin Horne, a California rancher who is engaged in an ongoing battle against the government over its policy of confiscating a percentage of his crops as a way of regulating supply, demand and prices.

It is a very funny - and fairly perceptive - piece about the intersection of government, agriculture and the economy.

Check it out at left or here.

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