Thanksgiving an Excellent Opportunity for MN Turkey Growers to Promote Product and Local Farmers

Thanksgiving an Excellent Opportunity for MN Turkey Growers to Promote Product and Local Farmers

November 22, 2021 Farm News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Minnesota — Thanksgiving is an important time for everyone, but its especially important to the Minnesota economy. Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to turkey production with hundreds of family farms across the state, adding up to more than a billion dollars in economic impact. Brad Finstad, Executive Director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, says this is a big week for Minnesota turkey growers.

Finstad adds that Thanksgiving provides the Turkey growers an excellent opportunity to promote their product and the hard working producers behind it.  

You may have noticed that your Thanksgiving turkey costed a little more this year. In fact, according to the American Farm Bureau, the average price for a 16 pound bird is $23.99 this year, which is up 24% from last year. Finstad says while the economics behind that are complex, it all mostly boils down to input costs.

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