National Affairs: Peach Penalty

With a bang that reverberated throughout California, the cannery of Calistan Packers, Inc. near Modesto was closed temporarily last week by a Federal court order under the Agricultural Adjustment Act. Clingstone peaches caused the trouble. In August, A.A.A. put through an agreement among some 50 canners limiting the pack of the California crop to 218,000 tons (10,000.000 cases). Packers were to pay peach growers $20 per ton for their product (last year's price: $6.50). They were also to contribute $2.50 for every ton they packed to a fund with which to compensate growers...

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