WEATHER CARVES INTO PUMPKIN SUPPLIES

NEW YORK - Although rainy spring weather mixed with summer heat might have scared some of the pumpkins away, the resulting drop in production and slightly higher prices have not hollowed out sales.While central and southeastern Massachusetts appear to be hardest hit in the New England area, other regions like Michigan and New Mexico fared well with pumpkin crops.Generally, pumpkin seeds are planted

NEW YORK - Although rainy spring weather mixed with summer heat might have scared some of the pumpkins away, the resulting drop in production and slightly higher prices have not hollowed out sales.

While central and southeastern Massachusetts appear to be hardest hit in the New England area, other regions like Michigan and New Mexico fared well with pumpkin crops.

Generally, pumpkin seeds are planted in May, but that month Massachusetts had its worst flooding in 70 years, and

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