Alleged 'Potato Cartel' Accused Of Price-Fixing07:13
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According to a group of grocers, the potato on your plate got there through a conspiracy involving price-fixing, coercion and aerial surveillance.  But potato growers counter there's no cartel, just a co-op.  (Chiot's Run/Flickr)
According to a group of grocers, the potato on your plate got there through a conspiracy involving price-fixing, coercion and aerial surveillance. But potato growers counter there's no cartel, just a co-op. (Chiot's Run/Flickr)
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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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This segment aired on January 7, 2014.

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