Thanksgiving dinner prices are rising
Prices are rising because of labor shortages, transportation costs and supply chain issues
Thanksgiving dinner is going to be a lot more expensive this year.
According to recent reports, almost all the elements needed for Turkey Day dinners are increasing in price — including turkeys themselves.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its "Turkey Market News Report," which found that turkeys between eight and 16 pounds are about 26 cents more per pound than they were last year.
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Meanwhile, a three-pound bag of Russet potatoes costs $1.12 this year, compared to $0.99 last year; and green beans cost $1.62 per pound this year, compared to $1.46 last year, according to the USDA’s National Retail Report on specialty crops.
As a result of the rising cost of food, Thanksgiving is expected to cost 4% to 5% more this year compared to last year, CBS reported.
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There are many reasons for the price increases, according to CBS, including supply chain issues, labor shortages and increased cost of transportation.
And even though prices will be higher, there aren’t likely to be many shortages when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, Veronica Nigh, senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, told CBS.
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Last year, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner was at a record low because of the coronavirus pandemic, FOX Business reported at the time.
A Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people cost an average of $46.90 last year, less than $5 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey. That was a $2.01 decrease from the previous year.