What’s Up with those Pricey Turkeys?

As Thanksgiving nears, the impact from Spring’s avian flu outbreak on poultry production is becoming more evident. A recent report from Purdue University noted that while the price of most food for Thanksgiving will be only slightly higher than last year, turkey will be the exception at 15-20% higher.

And while the connection between the avian flu outbreak and higher food prices is easy to make, this week’s post take a look at U.S. turkey production to consider the magnitude of production losses. (more…)