Business & Finance: Strawberry Kingfish

Louisiana, mostly in the five "Florida" parishes north of New Orleans, is the world's biggest strawberry grower. Last year's crop was estimated at 3,500 carloads (Oregon, 2,500; Tennessee, 2,000). Last summer 200 strawberry growers around Hammond, La. got a lawyer named James Hobson Morrison to organize them into the Louisiana Farmers Protective Union and protect them from the chain stores. James Morrison took a sound truck around the State, before long had 10,000 members. By last week he had made almost every chain "kiss a pigeon"— which in Louisiana means to knuckle under, to cry Uncle.

What the growers wanted James Morrison...

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