No fewer than seven lawsuits have been filed against the nation’s potato farmers organization. Disgruntled shoppers and grocers are accusing the United Potato Growers of America of running a cartel involving price-fixing, coercion and aerial surveillance.
The growers say they’re merely running a cooperative that helps potato farmers make a living and feed Americans.
Jessica Robinson of the Northwest News Network joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain.
- Jessica Robinson, inland Northwest correspondent for the Northwest News Network, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network. She tweets @N3jessica.