SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Carving pumpkins and baking pies may be trickier this year as Midwest summer drought conditions have reduced the size of pumpkins. "We've been hearing from producers that the pumpkins that have been harvested are generally smaller because of the drought," said Chris Herbert, spokeswoman for the Illinois State Department of Agriculture here. "Pumpkins that were expected to reach 60 pounds may have only reached about 40 pounds." Four-store Caputo's Fresh Markets, ...

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