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Grocers say potato group illegally boosted spud prices, spied on farmers

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- 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.

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