Another thing to be thankful for: affordable food

Just some interesting info …

Farm Fresh

As we all sit down for our Thanksgiving dinner this week, here’s an extra thing to be thankful for: the affordability of the turkey dinner.

A recent survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation projected the cost of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be a little less than $50 for a family of 10. That means we Americans get to enjoy the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings for about 1 percent more than a year ago.

Five bucks a person for a great meal is really remarkable, considering that farmers in Iowa and over most of the country have struggled through the worst drought in decades.

The modest price increase for this year’s turkey feast clearly demonstrates the resilience of American farmers in Iowa and over much of the country. Not long ago a drought like the one in 2012, which reduced the harvests from many…

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