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    The Capper-Volstead Act does not protect United Potato Growers of America from charges it illegally reduced the supply of potatoes in order to raise prices.

    In a Dec. 2 ruling, U.S. District Court of Idaho judge Lynn Winmill rejected Salt Lake City-based United Potato’s motion to dismiss a suit brought against it by Jamestown, N.Y.-based Brigiotta’s Farmland Produce and Garden Center Inc.

    The court did, however, dismiss charges against several individual grower-shippers who were co-defendants in the case.
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