Alleged 'Potato Cartel' Accused Of Price-Fixing

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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