Thanksgiving dinner costs more this year due to inflation and a virus that impacts turkeys

November 28, 2022
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Professor Chad HartProfessor Chad Hart was interviewed by Nebraska Public Media about how avian influenza and inflation could affect grocery prices this Thanksgiving.

In the story "Thanksgiving dinner costs more this year due to inflation and a virus that impacts turkeys," Hart told Nebraska Public Media that some turkeys were harvested at a smaller size a couple weeks earlier than normal to help fill Thanksgiving demand. “We will have a selection of larger birds available, but they won’t be quite as prevalent. And we’ll have a few that [farmers started raising], say, in September, trying to make up for some of those lost flocks that are going to be right there in the case with them.”

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