No Pumpkin Shortage Afterall
Farmers Say Crops Look Good
St. Louis - Pumpkin farmers in the midwest now say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots following this summer's severe drought.
Farmers who irrigate seem to have produced bigger and more pumpkins than those who didn't, so overall the crop looks fine.
Pumpkins actually thrive in dry weather that holds back fungus, mold and other rind-rotting diseases.
One farmer in Illinois says most of the pumpkins he planted , even after the drought, are now starting to turn orange.
Just last month, experts predicted a pumpkin shortage and a 30% increase in prices.