Oregon Farmer Wins Biggest Pumpkin Contest

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Eighty contestants hauled their biggest pumpkins to the annual weigh-off in Half Moon Bay, Calif. And they must have been sorry to see Thad Starr who crushed the competition with his entry: a 1,524 giant. The Oregon man wins $6 per pound, which adds up to a pumpkin worth $9,144.

DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Good morning. I'm Deb Amos.

Eighty contestants hauled their biggest pumpkins to the annual weigh-off in Half Moon Bay, California. And then there was Thad Starr. He crushed the competition with his entry - a 1,524-pound giant. The Oregon man wins six dollars per pound, which adds up to a pumpkin worth more than $9,000. That's a lot of pie.

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