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(KMBZ Kansas City)   Grocers claim that potato growers are fixing prices, all plan to keep their eyes peeled   (kmbz.com) divider line 27
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2013-04-27 03:29:26 AM  
What's that got to do with the price of... oh, I see.
 
2013-04-27 03:30:18 AM  
This nefarious plot needs to be mashed in the buds
 
2013-04-27 03:42:25 AM  
That many, eh?
 
2013-04-27 04:27:39 AM  
Is cruel joke.  Latvian grocer have no potato.  Die of starvation.  For him, suffering over.  Is happy end.
 
2013-04-27 05:32:58 AM  
I think the potato growers seem like they'd be willing to sit down and hash this dispute out, but that the grocers won't be satisfied until an American fries.

Or maybe I'm just baked.
 
2013-04-27 10:34:29 AM  
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2013-04-27 10:39:24 AM  
What's price fixing, gollum?
 
2013-04-27 10:51:29 AM  
This is so potato it might work!
 
2013-04-27 11:12:41 AM  
livin' large ain't cheap
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2013-04-27 12:14:48 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I think the potato growers seem like they'd be willing to sit down and hash this dispute out, but that the grocers won't be satisfied until an American fries.

Or maybe I'm just baked.


Might as well face it, you're addicted to spuds.
 
2013-04-27 12:17:09 PM  
They're just mad because this prevents them from fixing the prices themselves.
 
2013-04-27 12:55:45 PM  
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The potato community frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-27 02:06:23 PM  
Inconsolable now that he can no longer afford those sweet sweet french fries.
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2013-04-27 02:24:49 PM  
Grocers don't count.
 
2013-04-27 03:15:03 PM  
I can't count to potato, they cost too much.
 
2013-04-27 05:53:18 PM  
Private price-fixing illegal, government price-fixing legal.
 
2013-04-27 06:18:40 PM  
People are smoking them, building houses out of them. Next thing you know, they'll be eating them.
 
2013-04-27 06:41:07 PM  
That's generally a good idea, they tend to be poisonous
 
2013-04-27 06:52:00 PM  
United Potato Growers of America (UPGA) give this statement to ABC News: "United Potato Grower's goal has been to help growers provide quality potatoes at reasonable prices to American consumers. We have always acted openly and within the bounds of the law. We are confident in our legal position and look forward to a favorable outcome in court."

I read that in Fat Tony's voice.
 
2013-04-27 07:10:45 PM  
I don't care if they fix prices as long as they quit putting those marbles in the bag and trying to pass them off as potatoes.

\Decent sized potatoes for baking are getting hard to find at my grocery store.
 
2013-04-28 01:31:05 AM  

Chevello: I don't care if they fix prices as long as they quit putting those marbles in the bag and trying to pass them off as potatoes.

\Decent sized potatoes for baking are getting hard to find at my grocery store.


Not around here, they're not.  Ironically, we can rarely get Idaho potatoes; mostly they come from WA.  If you've ever driven US 95 through the state, you'd understand what a real trade barrier is.  Farking goat trail,
 
2013-04-28 03:06:01 AM  
I can routinely get 10 pounds of potatoes for $1.50 or less.

I'd be looking at every other produce grower about a problem with price fixing.
 
2013-04-28 03:31:59 AM  

Gough: Chevello: I don't care if they fix prices as long as they quit putting those marbles in the bag and trying to pass them off as potatoes.

\Decent sized potatoes for baking are getting hard to find at my grocery store.

Not around here, they're not.  Ironically, we can rarely get Idaho potatoes; mostly they come from WA.  If you've ever driven US 95 through the state, you'd understand what a real trade barrier is.  Farking goat trail,


That's because Otter is a wanker.  A real road between Boise and Cd'A could make a boom happen here.  But no, everything has to be orientated on keeping the Mormons in the Treasure Valley and Poky happy.
 
2013-04-28 03:32:16 AM  
Potatoes are about the only damn thing I can afford at the grocery store anymore. If they're fixing prices, they suck at it.
 
2013-04-28 09:22:43 AM  
One farmer interviewed for this story said, "Well, maybe it's not fair - but if the others are, I yam."

We've got to nip this in the spud, people.
 
2013-04-28 10:54:25 AM  
There used to be a local brand of potato chips called Weaver's. Tasted far batter than the mass-produced garbage coming from Lay's.

One day, their potato supplier pulled a dick move and said that they were going to provide exclusively with a nationwide buyer (guess which one). The chip maker in desperation tried to find another supplier, but their potatoes had so much starch that the chips started coming out black from the fryer.

Company had no choice but to literally shut down right on the spot. They were farked and they knew it.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/to-lose-jobs-as-weaver-s-chip-comp an y-closes/article_4520cc9c-6f22-52dd-94f3-fb8d3fad3ae7.html

Farkin' spud cartels!
 
2013-04-28 02:46:15 PM  

TV's Vinnie: There used to be a local brand of potato chips called Weaver's. Tasted far batter than the mass-produced garbage coming from Lay's.

One day, their potato supplier pulled a dick move and said that they were going to provide exclusively with a nationwide buyer (guess which one). The chip maker in desperation tried to find another supplier, but their potatoes had so much starch that the chips started coming out black from the fryer.

Company had no choice but to literally shut down right on the spot. They were farked and they knew it.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/to-lose-jobs-as-weaver-s-chip-comp an y-closes/article_4520cc9c-6f22-52dd-94f3-fb8d3fad3ae7.html

Farkin' spud cartels!


The deal with contracts like that is that it's a gamble, if prices go up over the season, you're screwed, since you've locked in a price at X $/CWT.  The upside is, that if prices drop, you're covered.

The other potatoes that the chip maker got didn't turn black because they had too much starch, they turned black because they were stored improperly.  Storing spuds in conditions that are too cold makes the starch turn to sugars, which darken too much when the chips are fried..

/Advanced degree in Potato
 
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