Cost Of Popcorn Spikes

Charles Profit (left) and Dale Profit say their cost of fertlizer is up. i i

Charles Profit (left) and Dale Profit grow corn at Agracola Farms in Van Wert, Ohio. They say their cost of fertilizer is up. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Charles Profit (left) and Dale Profit say their cost of fertlizer is up.

Charles Profit (left) and Dale Profit grow corn at Agracola Farms in Van Wert, Ohio. They say their cost of fertilizer is up.

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The cost of popcorn is up. Jim Boyd, a movie theater owner in Van Wert, Ohio, says he pays 50 percent more for a bag of popcorn than he did at the beginning of 2008.

Farmers Dale and Charles Profit say their fertilizer costs have increased.

And Will Weaver, CEO of Weaver Popcorn, in Van Buren, Ind., says he is looking at every aspect of his business to find ways he can cut costs.

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