One state rep wants to give the pumpkin a bit more significance in Illinois.  Republican Keith Summer has introduced a bill that would make pumpkin pie the official pie of the state.  Illinois is already dubbed the pumpkin capital of the world, thanks to the central town of Morton.  There's a Nestle plant there that pumps out more than 82-percent of the world's canned pumpkin products. 

Pumpkin farming is big business in Illinois, bringing in more than 33-million-dollars-a-year. 


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