There are fears of a possible pumpkin pie shortage this fall amid a large crop loss in the Midwest.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:
90% of pumpkins grown in the U.S. come from the state of Illinois, with 16,000 acres producing on average roughly 25 tons of pumpkins per acre.
(Babadoost) "They have lots of pumpkins, there's lots of demand."
But University of Illinois crop scientist Mohammad Babadoost says heavy rains and colder temps this Spring killed off a portion of the pumpkin crop.
(Babadoost) "There's not going to be as much product as used to be, but how soon we may run out of the cans in the store, I don't know."
He also says he wouldn't wait until Thanksgiving to buy pumpkin filling, though large canned-pumpkin manufacturer Libby tells FOX News Radio that it expects to meet all of its customers needs through out the fall and the holidays.
In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.