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Good Question: Will it cost me more this year to serve Thanksgiving dinner?

Since 1986 the American Farm Bureau Federation has been helping shoppers plan ahead for their Thanksgiving meals by looking at the cost of food.

With prices on the rise it can get expensive to put that turkey dinner on the table.

Good Question: Will it cost me more this year to serve Thanksgiving dinner?

Its no secret that food prices are on the rise and this year the folks at Farm Bureau say you'll pay more, but not much.

Farm Bureau's 25th annual food price survey is based on standard items on a Thanksgiving shopping list that includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie.

Farm Bureau found this year a Thanksgiving meal will cost you $43.47, that's a 56 cent increase from last year.

Shoppers will save on the star of the dinner, the turkey.

Farm Bureau says a 16lb turkey is about six cents cheaper this year with the averages cost being about $18.

While the cost of a turkey is down other items jumped in price, milk is up 38 cents, pumpkin pie mix is up 17 cents, sweet potatoes rose seven cents and brown and serve rolls are up four cents.

While it may seem everything on your list is more expensive some items on your list will help you save.

The price of green peas and bread stuffing dropped and the price of fresh cranberries remains the same.

In the last ten years the price for all of your Thanksgiving essentials has gone up about $11.

The American Farm Bureau Federation used more than 100 volunteer shoppers in some 34 states to compile this year's list.


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