We're Headed for A Popcorn Shortage

Popcorn shortage may be coming

There's an impending popcorn shortage this year

Relentless rains in the Midwest prevented many growers from planting.

Popcorn processors estimate 30 to 40 percent of the nation's popcorn fields went unplanted this spring -- and the crops in many that were planted are growing poorly.

The price of popcorn may rise.

"It will be scarce," said Patrick Hopkins, an owner of Amish Country Popcorn, a family-owned popcorn distributor in Berne, Ind. "We actually just finished planting last week. We were very fortunate that we got it in. We've heard that a lot of popcorn growers were not able to get much planted."

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