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Surveys: Costs of Thanksgiving dinner rising

Posted at 6:50 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 09:50:15-05

(KERO) — The cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is going up according to the results of two recent surveys.

A survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation finds dinner for a family of 10 will cost an average of $53.31. That's $6.41 more than last year or roughly 14%.

"A lot of us were staying at home and using cooking as a form of entertainment," said Veronica Nigh, senior economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Turkey prices saw the biggest increase with 24% rise since last year. Other staples are seeing an increase with pie-crusts up 20% and dinner rolls up 15%.

A similar survey from the Department of Agriculture also estimates Americans will spend more this Thanksgiving but only 5% more.