• Pumpkins: An American Obsession

    Americans' obsession with a certain fleshy, orange-colored vegetable has created handsome profits for farmers, canners, and sellers, and in the past decade, the pumpkin industry has flourished. From 2001 to 2014, pumpkin production nearly doubled in value, from $75 million to $143 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Last year was not so great for the industry, as diseases and excessive rain in the midwest damaged crop yield and production fell to $90 million. But even then, the nation still produced more pounds of pumpkin than other popular vegetables like spinach...


    7 days ago - The Atlantic