Turkey Prices up Six Percent This Year

Posted at 4:10 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 16:10:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--The American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a 16-pound turkey is up more than six percent from last year to just over 23 dollars.

The group blames the jump on an Avian Flu outbreak that killed millions of birds earlier this year.

Overall, the farm group says the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people will be just over 50 dollars this year.

That's the first time it has reached that number.

The dinner price comes from the average cost of 12 items typically served during a Thanksgiving meal including sweet potatoes, rolls, stuffing, and pumpkin pie mix and shells.