Exports Expand Nebraska's Reach

Exports Expand Nebraska's Reach

Omaha World Herald

Popcorn is a significant export presence for Nebraska? You bet.

Nebraska, it turns out, is our country’s No. 1 producer, with a harvest of some 294 million pounds.

Smith says he has been amazed at the size and global reach of the 3rd District’s popcorn exporters.

When Gov. Dave Heineman led a trade delegation to China last summer, one of the Nebraska business leaders who joined him was Norman Krug, CEO of Preferred Popcorn, based in Chapman, Neb. Krug’s company has long experience in foreign sales, with customers in 55 countries and annual shipments to China of more than 90 million popcorn servings... (read more).