Irene leaves Pumpkin void in some areas

Pumpkin growers are popular this time of year.  But in some areas of the state, pumpkin crops were wiped out by recent flooding.

The Glens Falls Post Star reports that growers in Washington, Saratoga and Warren counties are filling the void for those who lost their pumpkins.

Wet weather hit farmers on both sides.  Some had to plant late because wet fields were tough to get in, and had to be harvested a week early because wet conditions could lead to fungus.  Some even hired mules to get into the fields because it was too wet for tractors.

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