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Weather Makes For Ideal Pumpkin Picking Season

(credit: CBS 2)

(credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Pumpkin prices were way up and farmers were counting their losses at this time last year, but picture-perfect growing weather has provided a much sunnier outlook a year later.

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As TV 10-55′s Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, picking the perfect pumpkin has still been tough this season, but the reason is because there have been so many to choose from.

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Farmers on Long Island have been counting their blessings – and their profits – from their bust pumpkin crop in years.