Peter Gray http://wuis.org en 2012 Drought Still Pinching Popcorn Sellers http://wuis.org/post/2012-drought-still-pinching-popcorn-sellers <div>U.S. popcorn sellers took a big hit from the 2012 drought, which caused one of the worst popcorn harvests in recent memory. Crops not irrigated were decimated, and low supplies continue to force local candy shops and&nbsp;giant movie theater chains alike to pay high prices for the golden grain, biting into their profit margin.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, commercial corn fetched record prices, and popcorn was no different. The low harvest is still working its way through the supply chain, from grain bins to wholesalers to retailers. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 15079 at http://wuis.org 2012 Drought Still Pinching Popcorn Sellers Illinois Pumpkins On Thanksgiving Tables http://wuis.org/post/illinois-pumpkins-thanksgiving-tables <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 12875 at http://wuis.org Illinois Pumpkins On Thanksgiving Tables