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Ron Offutt

Offutt key player in lawsuit claiming potato price-fixing

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By Mike Nowatzki / The Forum

FARGO – Fargo business magnate Ron Offutt, whose meager roots on his family’s Moorhead potato farm sprouted into a wildly successful career as the nation’s largest potato producer and dealer of John Deere farm equipment, is being sued by grocers who claim Offutt and others illegally pumped up the price of spuds.

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