A program created after World War II to control raisin prices lets the government seize part of harvests, often for nothing.
June 19, 2013Marvin Horne walks through his vineyard in Kerman, Calif. In 2002, Horne stopped handing over raisins to the Raisin Administrative Committee, a Fresno organization overseen by the Agriculture Department. He now owes at least $650,000 in unpaid fines and 1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins. Chris Hardy/For The Washington Post