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Pumpkin Production

6 States Account for About Half of All U.S. Pumpkin Production

All U.S. states produce some pumpkins but about one-half of the total are grown in 6 states. In 2015, U.S. farmers in those states produced 753.8 million pounds of pumpkins. Production dropped over 40% from 2014 with a notable drop in acreage planted in Illinois.
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Favorable Conditions for Supplies of Halloween Pumpkins

In 2012, the top 6 U.S. pumpkin-producing states (California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) supplied over 1.2 billion pounds of pumpkins. In 2013, pumpkin crop conditions varied greatly by region. Wet spring weather, followed by a hot dry summer decreased pumpkin volume in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Growing conditions in the Midwest and Western U.S. were more favorable, and growers are reporting good quality and size for their pumpkins.
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