Popcorn Will Be More Scarce & Expensive Due to Midwestern Flooding

June 21, 2019

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Thirty to 40 percent of America's popcorn fields went unplanted this spring as a result of epic Midwestern flooding, which could make the cinematic snack both more expensive and scarce this summer. "I'm guessing we'll see a 10 to 20 percent increase in price," Ben Churchill, Indiana plant manager for Preferred Popcorn, tells UPI. That being said, he's confident that "[movie] theaters will not run out of popcorn." Regular corn production is also down as a result of the floods.