NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State officials say Tennessee may be the best place in the country to find a good pumpkin this year.

Severe weather in other parts of the country has put a premium on pumpkins on Tennessee farms.

Officials say drought and hurricanes took their toll on pumpkins elsewhere. But tropical storm Lee came just in time to give the state a great crop.

The supply of pumpkins in Tennessee may be sold out by Oct. 15, so marketers urge consumers to buy theirs now. Prices are expected to hold steady in the state despite the short supply in other states.

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