Record High for Thanksgiving Dinner: Farm Bureau President says “We should not take our food supply for granted”

Butterball turkeys are for sale in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Miami. Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Revelations 18:23:’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • Thanksgiving dinner costs up a record high 20%, farm industry reports
  • The cost of a turkey dinner has soared by a record high 20% as inflation eats into Thanksgiving budgets, the American Farm Bureau Federation says.
  • The average Thanksgiving meal for 10 people will cost $64.05, or just under $6.50 per person, up from $53.31 last year, the agriculture industry group said.
  • It’s the sharpest year-over-year increase the farm bureau has measured in 37 years of surveys tracking the prices of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and other staples.
  • The farm bureau blamed the increases on stubbornly high inflation rates of 7%-9% in recent months and a 12% year-over-year increase in the most recent Consumer Price Index for food consumed at home.
  • “We should not take our food supply for granted,” farm bureau President Vincent “Zippy” Duvall said in a statement.

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