Turkey prices are set to gobble up a bigger part of family budgets this Thanksgiving.
Farmers are grappling with inflation, drought, and avian flu, which could drive prices higher as Thanksgiving approaches, Fox Weather reported Thursday.
“There’s [sic] appears to be still some hangover from the avian influenza outbreaks that we had this spring, so total turkey production is down, and as a result, wholesale prices are up,” Purdue Univerity’s Dr. Jayson Lusk, who is a professor and head of the agricultural economics department, told Fox.
Lusk expects wholesale prices to rise to 30 percent higher than they were in 2021.
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