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Pumpkins Make Comeback After Bad Crop Last Year In Illinois

It’s about that time in the fall season when many are in search of pumpkins, perhaps to carve or to bake pies.

And in Morton, Illinois, there are plenty to choose from — it’s the so-called “pumpkin capital of the world.”

Farmers there say this wasn’t the case last year, after heavy rains wiped out crops.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with one of those farmers, John Ackerman, owner of Ackerman Family Farms.

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John Ackerman, owner of Ackerman Family Farms.

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