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Pumpkin shortage could impact Halloween

Extreme weather and shipping issues have led to a shortage of pumpkins this fall. Decent pumpkins could now cost more than ever.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A pumpkin shortage is creeping across the United States. just weeks before Halloween. 

The shortage, like most other supply chain issues, is linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping issues have led to a shortage in some locations, plus extreme weather has also wiped out crops around the world. 

Fewer pumpkins will mean higher prices for those looking to buy a pumpkin for Halloween activities. There are similar issues impacting costumes and decorations this year. A spokesperson for Spirit Halloween said shipping issues mean stores won't have many chances to restock this year. 

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