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A field of flowering Ranger russet potato plants is pictured near Wilder, Idaho, on Wednesday. (Associated Press)
A field of flowering Ranger russet potato plants is pictured near Wilder, Idaho, on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

A field of flowering Ranger russet potato plants is pictured near Wilder, Idaho, on Wednesday

BOISE – A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers’ pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America’s spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.

Associated Wholesale Grocers’ lawsuit against United Potato Growers of America and two dozen other defendants was shifted this week to U.S. District Court in Idaho, America’s top potato-producing state with 30 percent of the nation’s supply. Full story. John Miller, AP

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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