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Pumpkins ready for fall

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BY Nixie Sanderson

While wheat and corn may be a staple on the Dalhart agricultural landscape, the area is also home to a large variety of specialty crops, including one of the largest producers and distributors of pumpkins in the United States. 

A fourth generation farming company, Lusk Onion Company has been planting pumpkins since 1985, and the crop is now their specialty, planting over 50 varieties of pumpkins that are distributed throughout the region. 

“We already got a good start on the harvest. The crop looks good. We’ve got good quality and good production so far,” owner Terry Lusk said.

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