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Small town, global leader: Preferred Popcorn honored as manufacturer of the year
It’s success beyond Krug’s dreams, as Preferred Popcorn now ships to dozens of countries around the world, earning the business honors as Nebraska’s small manufacturer of the year from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Chapman’s Preferred Popcorn named Nebraska's Small Manufacturer of the Year
Preferred Popcorn of Chapman was recently named Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year for small-sized manufacturers. The honor came from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry at its annual manufacturing summit.
Preferred Popcorn Named Manufacturer of the Year
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry has named its Nebraska Manufacturers of the Year for 2019. Preferred Popcorn of Chapman received the award for small manufacturers.
Preferred Popcorn Signs Trade Agreement
The new agreement grows Preferred Popcorn’s relationship with Germany-based Haase Foods. Nebraska is the largest producer of popcorn in the United States with over 353 million lbs of annual production.
Harrison County popcorn harvest is big business for the regional economy
“Popcorn is such a fun snack and everybody’s always happy. And we want to keep it that way,” Churchill said.
Everything You Wanted to Know about Popcorn but Didn’t Know to Ask
Popcorn: Since the Great Depression, it’s been the movie theater staple. Patrons love it for its taste and convenience. Theaters love it for its high profitability. But look beyond the bag—or tub, or bucket—and you’ll find that the world of that little popcorn kernel is surprisingly complex.
Preferred Popcorn Receives Nebraska Agribusiness Appreciation Award
Preferred Popcorn works with more than 50 farmers across the Midwest to grow and process over a billion servings of premium organic and conventional popcorn each year.
Making America's Favorite Movie Snack
Popcorn Farmers Get Creative Naturally
As genetic modification of grains began in earnest, popcorn growers were quick to say “No thanks.”
An Adventure into the Organic
At the 2018 Preferred Popcorn Grower’s Meeting held in Central City, Neb., the Glasers were honored as the Organic Growers of the Year.
Mid-Southern Small Farm Ag Summit
The summit, designed to promote agriculture, small farm operations and family farms across southern Indiana, will begin on the afternoon of Nov. 9 with registration followed by several breakout sessions.
Preferred Popcorn Celebrates 20 Years of International Success
Preferred Popcorn has grown from humble beginnings when a handful of farmers started their own company to market the popcorn they grew to an international company that does business in more than 70 countries.
Growing Trade with Mexico and Vietnam
Trade missions are one of the top ways we can grow Nebraska. With 95 percent of the world’s population living beyond our borders, there are billions of potential customers around the world. When it comes to trade, Nebraska’s ag products are some of our top exports.
Governor leads trade mission to Mexico
“This trade mission was designed to promote Nebraska agriculture, and the delegation represented key commodity groups in the state,” said Director Wellman. “When state leaders and commodity groups come together like this, it shows the world that Nebraska values agriculture, recognizes the importance of trade, and is a great place to do business.”
Growing Popcorn Takes Extra Time, Attention to Detail
Getting popcorn from the fields to your hands takes a lot of work.
Back to Our Roots
Multi-generational farmers adopt new-fashioned ways of growing old-fashioned popcorn.
Preferred Popcorn Receives Grant to Expand Business
Preferred Popcorn has received Nebraska's first Economic Opportunity Grant.
Preferred Popcorn Breaks Ground for Expansion
The expansion is expected to add 22,500 square feet to Preferred Popcorn’s Chapman plant and more than double its operational capacity. It will also add 10 new employees and growing opportunities for area farmers who contract to grow popcorn for Preferred Popcorn.
Gov. Ricketts Announces Contract to Sell Preferred Popcorn in China
“Preferred Popcorn is a great example of a Nebraska agribusiness successfully supplying and marketing one of our state’s high-quality commodities in China.”
China's growing appetite for Nebraska beef, pork, popcorn benefits farmers
A snack Americans love and Nebraska farmers grow is headed in greater volume to China.
Preferred Popcorn expands to China
Preferred Popcorn founder talks about the importance of trade and announces a new office in China.
Preferred Popcorn Moves into Organic Category with K&W Acquistion
US popcorn maker Preferred Popcorn has snapped up local organic popcorn supplier K&W Popcorn.
Preferred Popcorn Moves into Organic Market with K&W Acquistion
US manufacturer Preferred Popcorn has acquired its first organic production facility.
Nebraska Popcorn Company Buys Missouri Competitor
Preferred Popcorn LLC of Chapman, NE announced it has purchased K&W Popcorn, an organic popcorn maker based in Trenton, MO.
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