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Thanksgiving Dinner to Cost More This Year

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Turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Your mouth might be watering...but just wait until you get this year’s price tag for a Thanksgiving dinner. KSMU’s Alvin Chen reports on how rising food prices will affect holiday dinners.

The Missouri Farm Bureau has conducted its annual survey of the average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner. Diane Olson, director of promotion and education for the bureau, says the holiday meal will cost significantly more this year.According to the Missouri Farm Bureau, the price of turkey has gone up 18 cents per pound. The average price of a 12-ounce package of cranberries has also increased by 21 cents.And those are just two items that will make Thanksgiving dinner more expensive this year. Olson says other items have become more pricy, too.

She says the only exception among all the items in a thanksgiving dinner is the price of a gallon of whole milk, which dropped nine cents. For KSMU News, I'm Alvin Chen.