NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After Tropical Storm Irene destroyed much of Long Island’s pumpkin crop last year, 2012 is looking like a banner year for pumpkins.

WCBS 880’s Mike Xiranachs reports

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Frank Beyrodt, president of the Long Island Farm Bureau, said the right mix of rain and sunshine over the summer has produced a lot of big, healthy pumpkins.

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“The weather’s been cooperating and I’ve spoken to a number of the growers who are very happy and actually bragging about the conditions,” he said. “Some of the pumpkin production that they’ve gotten, the yield has been great.”

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New York is one of the nation’s top pumpkin producing states.