Pumpkin Prices at Premium If you've already bought a Halloween pumpkin this year, you may have had to pay a little more than usual. That's because some of the biggest pumpkin-producing states were hit by a summer that was both too dry and too wet.
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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

ANTHONY BROOKS: Carrie Goebbert owns Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington, Illinois.

CARRIE GOEBBERT: We had 24 inches of rain in two weeks - the end of August. So all of our pumpkins were set and a lot of them were - because of the warm nights and the warm days - were fully mature and ended up rotting in the fields. They were basically floating. But I know, certainly with the surrounding farms, within 60 miles of our farm in every direction had the same problem. Put it that way.

BROOKS: Anthony Brooks, NPR News.

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