Why Thanksgiving dinner is getting cheaper : The Indicator from Planet Money Each year, the American Farm Bureau estimates the cost of Thanksgiving dinner. The main finding this year? Thanksgiving dinner is the cheapest it's been since the survey started 35 years ago.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Cheapest In 35 Years

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Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Cheapest In 35 Years

Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Cheapest In 35 Years

Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Cheapest In 35 Years

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: People shop for groceries ahead of Thanksgiving at Costco Wholesale in East Harlem on November 24, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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Every year, since 1986. the American Farm Bureau does an informal survey around the country and estimates the cost of Thanksgiving dinner.

The most shocking finding this year? Thanksgiving dinner is the cheapest it's been since the survey started 35 years ago. The average price per pound of turkey dropped to just $1.21, down seven percent from last year.

The Farm Bureau's Chief Economist Dr. John Newton joins the show to understand why this is and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Thanksgiving.

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