Just in time for Halloween Illinois farmers say this year's pumpkin crop should be one of state's finest in years.  The "Courier-News" in Elgin says the wetter-than-normal spring combined with the late-summer weather has resulted in a bumper crop for the orange-hued globes.  Illinois is actually the country's top producer of pumpkins.  

Last year the state yielded 625-million pounds of pumpkins, one-third of all pumpkins in the nation.


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