Should Indiana have a state snack? One state senator says yes -- and he knows exactly what it should be.
A bill by State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) would designate Indiana-grown popcorn as the state's official snack.
Grooms' bill says Indiana is second in the nation in popcorn production, behind only Nebraska. Hoosier farmers grow more than 500 million pounds of the crunchy stuff each year.
If the bill passes, popcorn would join other state symbols including the state bird, state flower, and state insect.