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During sunrise a combine machine in a corn field transfers popcorn kernels into storage.

On National Popcorn Day, we learn how the beloved snack is grown.

During sunrise a combine machine in a corn field transfers popcorn kernels into storage.

On National Popcorn Day, we learn how the beloved snack is grown.

Meet an Illinois farmer who supplies movie theaters with popcorn

Mushroom and butterfly are the most common kernel types. Reset learns more about popcorn farming in Illinois.

On National Popcorn Day, we learn how the beloved snack is grown.

   

Corn has been cultivated for thousands of years in the Americas. A precursor to popcorn was parched corn, which is crunchy and more similar to the snack Corn Nuts. Machinery developed in the late 1800s to pop it more quickly, and it became synonymous with movie theaters in the 1920s and 1930s.

Reset learns more about the process of cultivating the beloved snack, plus some fun ways to prepare popcorn from a family farmer who recently started a popcorn business.

GUEST: Matt Helms, co-owner Ella & Ollie popcorn farm

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