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Oh my gourd!

James River Ag sponsored a Pumpkin Growing Contest this summer. Last Thursday growers gathered at the company's shop to weigh in their gigantic gourds.

The winners are pictured here, clockwise from top left. Taylor Koepplin's pumpkin tipped the scales at 720 lbs, by far the heaviest one on display. Deputy Chris Bittmann, who carefully tended his 555-lb. cream of the crop, earned second place. He i...