THIS WEEK ON U.S. FARM REPORT
EPISODE # 2045
OCTOBER 20-21, 2012
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Hello and welcome to U.S. Farm Report, I’m John Phipps. Along with other disappointing crops, our pumpkin haul this year was pathetic. The addition of grandchildren to our farm has made this a bigger deal that it used to be, so I have started noticing the way pumpkins have achieved fad status lately. There is more pumpkin-flavored food on menus than perhaps we need. As financial reporter Felix Salmon noted pumpkin latte and pumpkin bagels are threatening to make pumpkins the new bacon. It's everywhere. This is truly weird. Pumpkins actually have little flavor - we just load this mix up with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and oodles of sugar. Still - pumpkin martinis? C'mon... Moving on - here's Al Pell with the news.