US Weather Shorts The Pumpkin Supply

Kaomi Goetz for NPR, via The Salt

Kaomi Goetz for NPR, via The Salt

It’s pumpkin-selling season, and crowds are flocking to farms to pick out their own jack-o-lanterns. But this year, challenging weather conditions have cut the supply of pumpkins — both for carving and canning.

Heavy summer rains in parts of the Midwest and elsewhere have left many farmers short on pumpkins. And in California, drought has squeezed the crop.

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