Thanksgiving Turkeys to Cost More This Year

Supply is also expected to be low.

Between avian flu, inflation, and supply chain challenges, Thanksgiving turkeys will be both hard to find and more expensive than ever. When turkey prices markedly decreased in 2019, producers began to cut back on raising the birds. Then the pandemic hit, and production was curtailed further. 

Now inflation has pushed up the price of whole turkeys. Farmers and processors are paying more for feed, fuel, and labor. They also face supply shortages and drought. Some in the poultry industry estimate that turkeys may cost twice as much as they did last year. 

Butterball, which sells more Thanksgiving turkeys than any other company, said consumers should go ahead and pay what they need to for their turkeys and economize by managing the number of side dishes. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his economists as they address rising inflation.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s guidance as he heads the USDA.
  • For the farmers and producers who are trying to maintain the food supply in the face of multiple challenges.

Sources: New York Times, CNBC 


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