Illinois Pumpkin Crops Make Healthy Return After Shortage
by Associated Press
Posted: 2017-10-05 09:05:00 EST

MORTON, Ill. — Agriculture experts say pumpkin crops in central Illinois are still recovering, but improving two years after heavy rain decimated area yields.

Jim Ackerman, an agriculture manager at the Nestle-owned Libby's plant in Morton, said the 2017 crop of pumpkins has improved from last year and is looking a little better than average.

"We got started in July this year, so a good, early start," Ackerman said. "We're about half done with harvest, so that's a good place to be."

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