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Pumpkin farmers have smashing crop despite drought

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Full Story

Plenty of Pumpkins

posted on October 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    CLINTON, Ill. (AP) - Central Illinois farmers say there will beplenty of pumpkins this fall for carving and cooking despite a hot,dry summer.     State agriculture officials say Illinois is the... Full Story

Pumpkin Farmers Profit with Odd, Ugly Varieties

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill — After decades of trying to grow perfect, round, orange pumpkins, farmers have found many people believe nothing says Halloween like a warty, twisted gourd in a weird color. Full Story

One Big Pumpkin

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

SPICER, Minn (AP). - The heaviest pumpkin on record in the state of Minnesota was grown in a small pumpkin patch in rural Spicer. Full Story

New Jersey Farm Flings Pumpkins with Giant Catapult

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

NEWTON, N.J (AP) -- One New Jersey farm has a special attraction to go with the season's hay rides and corn mazes: giant pumpkin catapult. Full Story

That Don't Mean Jack-O-Lantern

posted on October 27, 2006 at 8:10 PM

Bill Foss has been growing large for 20 years but the 1,213 pound Cucurbita maxima that he grew this year has set a new record in Minnesota. Full Story

White Spots in the Pumpkin Patch

posted on October 26, 2001 at 8:10 PM

A fungus rising from the ground is attacking fields of pumpkins in the eastern third of the country. Full Story

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