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Farmers Face Pumpkin Production Slowdown

Last updated on Tuesday, October 2, 2007

(UNDATED) - Pumpkin production is predicted to be down for the second straight year. But Indiana horticulture experts say the picture is much prettier in our state.

Unlike other regions, we received enough rainfall to help sustain the popular fall crop. The drought has ruined some pumpkin patches in western New York and in Michigan -- where as much as half the crop was lost to the heat and lack of rain.

But agriculture officials say the poor harvest does have a silver lining for farmers. Pumpkins are selling for higher prices.

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