Mike Jacobs 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