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Utah pumpkin growing champion tries to beat his own record

Matt McConkie has grown a nearly 2,000 pound pumpkin. He was photographed in his Washington Terrace, Utah, greenhouse, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. ((Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) Source: The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who's loved giant pumpkins since childhood is trying to set a state record for the second time with a nearly 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) gourd he's been tending

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