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But as a crippling Midwestern drought sends commodity
soybean and grain prices soaring, the family’s farmland in
west-central Indiana is suffering. Plants are listing, stalks
are spindly and corn ears small.

It’s an ill portent for the snack food world. All across the
Midwest, where rows of popcorn normally thrive alongside fields
of soybeans, U.S. popcorn farmers have watched in horror as
stifling, triple-digit temperatures and weeks without rain
withered crops.

“This is the worst season we’ve ever had,” said
third-generation popcorn purveyor Mark Shew, who runs the
family’s farm in Vigo County. “In some places, they’re going to
be down to counting kernels at the bottom of the storage bins.”

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