Farm Bureau Survey finds Thanksgiving dinner costs less this year

Thanksgiving turkey

Des Moines, Iowa – RadioIowa – The American Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner survey finds a drop in price this year.  Iowa Farm Bureau Director of Research, Dave Miller, says you will once again be able to serve a family of 10 for five dollars each.

The survey checks the prices of  turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of celery and carrots, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk when setting its meal price. The main course saw the biggest drop in price.

The bird flu had a big impact on overall turkey supply last year, which drove the price up. But Miller says there wasn’t a huge surge in price as retailers balanced things out.

The average cost of turkey this year is 22-dollars, 74 cents for a whole bird or  one-dollar, 42 cents per pound. That’s a decrease of 30 cents for a whole bird compared to last year. Miller says the Thanksgiving meal survey hasn’t seen a lot of ups and downs.

Almost every item on the dinner menu dropped in cost this year.

He says you should add farmers to your list of things to be thankful for this holiday.

This is the 31st year the  American Farm Bureau has done it’s Thanksgiving Meal Survey.

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