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Consumers Will Pony Up More Dough for This Year's Jack-O-Lantern - Erika Lathon

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - For some farmers tonight the Great Pumpkin is hard to come by this year. In some parts of the Midstate, the pumpkin crop did great, but in other spots it was a wash out. Unfortunately, not all the pumpkins in this year's patch turned out good. For pumpkins, too much moisture promotes fungus and disease. Farmers can spray, but the problem is difficult to combat. Instead of the normal 60,000-80,000 pumpkins, this year's crop yield was about half that amount. Of course, if you can't find just the right pumpkin, you could spend an hour burying yourself in the corn box like we did.

With everything from haunted houses to zip lines, hay rides and light shows, pumpkins are just part of the attractions at Honeysuckle Hill Farms. While the rain put a dent in the pumpkin crop, Jeff looks on the bright side.

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