Pumpkin shortage hits the US ahead of Halloween, causing price increases

Pumpkin shortage hits the US ahead of Halloween, causing price increases

Pumpkin shortage hits the US ahead of Halloween, causing price increases Weather conditions, shipping issues and other issues are causing shortages in some areas You could have trouble getting a pumpkin this Halloween season. The U.S. could be facing a pumpkin shortage because of several issues, including weather conditions, shipping issues and a fungus in some areas, according to recent reports. TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE HITS SUPPLY CHAINS Pumpkin prices also appear to be increasing compared to last year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In fact, during the second week of September, a jack-o’-lantern pumpkin (called a Howden pumpkin) cost $5.17, which was up 7% from the same time last year, when the same type of pumpkin cost $4.83, the USDA reported. SODA SHORTAGE MAY STRIKE …
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