Nebraska Farmers Planting Enough Popcorn to Feed Billions

Nebraska Farmers Planting Enough Popcorn to Feed Billions

Posted May 15, 2014
by Steve White, Grand Island Bureau Chief

Feeding Billions

Global demand drives business to central Nebraska. The world wants more of a product that Nebraska does better than anyone - popcorn.

"Popcorn's associated with ball games and movie night," Mark McHargue of Central City said.

He recently filled the planter with popcorn. Each bag of seed he loaded is enough for 100,000 servings of the tasty treat.

...McHargue grows for Preferred Popcorn.

Krug, the CEO said they grew enough popcorn last year to serve 2.5 billion people around the world... (read more)