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Pumpkin Farmers Report Smashing Season
Unlike corn and soybeans, this summer's drought did not have an negative effect on the pumpkin crop.
In fact, pumpkin farmers are expecting it to be just smashing. Illinois is the nation's number-one producer of pumpkins, with most grown in central Illinois.
Farmers who irrigated their pumpkin crop are seeing slightly better yields. But overall, local farmers are reporting their crops are doing just fine.