Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Decrease Since 2015’s Bird Flu Hit Turkeys –…

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As the United States’ turkey population recovers from a massive Bird Flu outbreak in 2015, the average cost this year for a 16-pound Thanksgiving turkey is $21.71, or about $1.36 a pound, down from $22.38 in 2017. Thanksgiving retail turkey prices are the lowest since 2014, reports The American Farm Bureau Federation.

In a recent USA Today article, the Farm Bureau’s chief economist said “Thanks to an ample supply, turkey remains affordable for consumers, which helps keep the overall cost of the dinner reasonably priced as well.”

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