Excess rain leads pumpkins to rot when they can't absorb all the water. Too little rain means pumpkins shoot roots deep into the ground to find moisture.
Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.
Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.
Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.
This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.
A farmer wants to burn in Goldilocks conditions – everything needs to be juuust right.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.
Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.
Mandy Corry of Schacht Farm has been raising turkeys for seven years. Each year brings new challenges, especially in regards to Mother Nature.
With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.
Southern Indiana's unusual weather this winter has meant that sappers at Burton's Maplewood Farms have had to get a jump start on tapping maple trees.
For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene continues as concerns over pumpkin shortages hit the northeast. However there may be no need to panic -- yet.
The price of your PB&J is about to rise as drought and too few peanuts have impacted the cost of peanut butter.
Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.
Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.