MarketPlace: Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have to Cost So Much

News / In The News November 21, 2018

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MarketPlace cited AFBF’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey in an article about gearing up for holiday meal shopping. Describing AFBF’s $48.90 dinner for 10 as “a little more humble,” than other feasts, Marketplace also noted “It’s alcohol-free, and cheaper than it’s been in years. It’s useful perspective on what a feast can be for families around the country.” In a tweet posted Nov. 20, the news website asked readers to guess the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner as calculated by AFBF. Just 11 percent of those responding correctly guessed “Less than $50.”

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Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2023 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina. This is the fifth year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America.

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Fast forward 80 years. The 2010 census shows that the number of U.S. citizens now living in rural areas has shrunk to 19.3% of the U.S. population - or 1 in 5. The population shift away from rural locations means that farmers and ranchers need to speak up more than ever before.

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