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Ground Zero for the Pumpkin Shortage

Posted By on 11.20.09 at 11:51 AM

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For some people, the news from Morton, Illinois, that heavy rains may force a shortage of canned Libby's pie filling is a little more dire than the threat of going pumpkin pieless for the holidays:

"But just a week in Morton can bring in more money than a year of farming. In bad years, farmers in La Soledad lose money. There are no farm subsidies, and there are few other jobs."

What? You didn't know Morton was the pumpkin capital of the world?

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