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Gobble Gobble: Low Turkey Prices Cut Thanksgiving Meal Cost

November 15, 2018 - 3:43 pm

<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010.</p><p>The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average nationwide cost of a holiday meal for 10 people is $48.90, or less than $5 per person. The farm group's&nbsp;annual survey&nbsp;released Thursday says that's a 22-cent decrease from last year's average.</p><p>Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton says an ample turkey supply is a big reason. Retail turkey prices are at their lowest since 2014, coming in at $21.71 for a 20-pound bird, or roughly $1.36 per pound. Milk, fresh sweet potato, canned green pea and dinner-roll prices are also down.</p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="/blogs/5-things-people-google-most-around-thanksgiving" rel="nofollow">Travel Tips For Anyone Planning To Visit Family &amp; Friends Over Thanksgiving</a></p><p>The survey based on a standardized menu also found modest price increases for fresh cranberries, canned pumpkin pie mix and stuffing.</p>