Turkey Farmers Worried About Thanksgiving

Turkey Farmers Concerned

Turkey farmers are worried about Thanksgiving this year. They’re concerned about an oversupply of birds as demand declined due to stay-at-home orders. The Washington Post reports that farmers are worried families will purchase smaller turkeys because of smaller family gatherings. The National Turkey Federation says turkey consumption has nearly doubled since 1970. In 2019 U.S. consumption was 5.3 billion pounds and 16.1 pounds per person.

And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, the CDC is releasing guidelines on how to stay safe and healthy. Officials recommend engaging in low risk activities like having a small dinner party for people who live in your household. Preparing traditional family recipes for those at higher risk of severe illness and delivering it to them with no contact. Also recommended, having a virtual dinner party and avoid shopping in large crowds and parades.

 

Question of the night: How are you spending your Thanksgiving?