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Northeastern farmers warn of a potential pumpkin shortage this fall

Jack-o-lanterns may be in short supply this Halloween in the Northeast due to the damage that Hurricane Irene did to pumpkin patches across the region.

AP reports:

"I think there's going to be an extreme shortage of pumpkins this year," said Darcy Pray, owner of Pray's Family Farms in Keeseville, in upstate New York. "I've tried buying from people down in the Pennsylvania area, I've tried locally here and I've tried reaching across the border to some farmers over in the Quebec area. There's just none around." Read more...