Tue Oct 13 11:54:28 PDT 2015
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Possible pumpkin shortage ahead
John Rogers

This might be tough news to hear as we go into the Halloween season, but for at least some kinds of pumpkins, there could be a shortage of them this year. U.S. pumpkin harvests wrapped up this week much earlier than normal. Some pumpkin crops were down by about half from last year because of heavy rains this summer. Libby's (which controls much of the canned pumpkin market) said it will likely have enough supply to make it through Thanksgiving, but when stores sell out, they're likely to stay out until next year's harvest. The shortage shouldn't hurt the supply of Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. That's because Halloween pumpkins are different from the ones we can for food.

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