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Alleged 'Potato Cartel' Accused Of Price-Fixing

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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.

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Source: NPR

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