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Popcorn is now the Indiana State official snack

Indiana, also known as the “The Hoosier state” produces nearly 500 million pounds of popcorn each year.

As a result, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 97 in April 2021. The bill details Indiana’s role in popcorn production and the jobs the industry has created.

In the bill, it’s noted that Purdue University plant breeders helped pioneer popcorn breeding in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The varieties were then used by major popcorn makers.

Indiana also has a new official state aircraft. The Hoosier Spirit II P-47 Thunderbolt received the designation. It was produced during World War II in Evansville, Indiana. — source

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