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Thanksgiving meal prices drop in WI
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/16/2023

The price of a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Wisconsin is 1.36% lower this year according to Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual Marketbasket survey. The total cost for a meal for 10 people is $58.81.

This is the first time in several years that prices have decreased for Thanksgiving meals. The decrease is due in part to a decline in the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which has caused turkey prices to fall.

However, produce prices have seen marginal increases statewide. This is due to continued inflation and a summer-long drought.

Despite the changes in price, the farmer's share of the food dollar remains near just 15%. This means that farmers are not the ones who are benefiting from the higher prices in the grocery store.

Shoppers can be assured that they are purchasing from a sustainable food supply when they make decisions in the grocery store. Farmers are using innovative practices to improve watershed quality, soil health, and reduce their environmental impact.

Shoppers can also do their part to protect the environment by reducing food waste. Approximately one-third of human food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. Shoppers can reduce food waste at home by sticking to grocery lists, creatively repurposing leftovers, or donating unopened, nonperishable food items to local food pantries.

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