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Fox Business: Thanksgiving Dinner is Getting Cheaper

News / In The News November 20, 2018

Fox Business featured American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey in an article. “The average American family will spend 22 [cents] less on Thanksgiving dinner this year than they did last year, according to the results of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey released Thursday,” noted Fox Business. The article quoted AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton on the affordability of this year’s dinner. “Thanks to an ample supply, turkey remains affordable to consumers, which helps keep the overall cost of the dinner reasonably priced as well,” he said.

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