Antitrust Lawsuit Against Potato Growers

Stueve Siegel Hanson has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. against a number of defendants arising out of a long-running conspiracy to fix the price of fresh and process potatoes.

The Defendants are part of two trade groups – the United Potato Growers of Idaho (UPGI) and the United Potato Growers of America (UPGA).  Together, these Defendants have members in 12 states and represent more than 80% of all the potato acres in the United States.

The plaintiff alleges that starting in 2004, defendants conspired to use pre-harvest and post-harvest methods to control and reduce the supply of potatoes in order to raise and stabilize the prices at which potatoes were sold in the United States. 

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