How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting a turkey farmer : The Indicator from Planet Money COVID-19-related travel and get-together restrictions are impacting small businesses across the U.S. this holiday season. The Indicator talks to a turkey farmer about how the pandemic has affected business this year.
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Turkey Business

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A gang of turkeys
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread into the holiday season, travel is expected to be way down.

Instead of standing in long airport lines, gathering for awkward family photos, and getting into arguments with relatives, many people are opting to stay put this Thanksgiving.

That, of course, is having an impact on businesses across the United States.

Stacey talks to Travis Mattison, a turkey farmer in New York about how the pandemic is affecting turkey demand and what he likes to eat for Thanksgiving.

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