Thanksgivin in less than 2 weeks. Unbelievable huh.. Well some news from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner will go up.
The American Farm Bureau Federation announced in a statement on Thursday that the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner -- turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings -- will increase about 13% this year, the biggest jump since 1990.
This figure is the result of the group's twenty-sixth annual informal price survey of classic Thanksgiving dinner menu items. The average cost of a 2011 Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will be $49.20, the group projects -- a $5.73 increase from last year's average.
Still, AFBF President Bob Stallman, a Texas rice and cattle farmer, insists that Thanksgiving is both noble and cheap. "The cost of this year's meal remains a bargain," he said, "at just under $5 per person." Praising "the quality and variety of food produced for our dinner tables on America's diverse farms and ranches," Stallman called it "an honor for our farm and ranch families to produce the food from our nation's land for family Thanksgiving celebrations."