Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Didn’t Increase This Year, Despite Widespread Drought

The drought gripping the middle of the United States didn’t affect the cost of the average Thanksgiving dinner this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The average price of a ten serving Thanksgiving dinner rose just 28 cents to $49.48. The price has risen about $6.50 since 2009. “All the talk that there has been about the drought…sort of fed this expectation that we’d see a big jump in the Thanksgiving dinner price survey,” said AFBF Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson said in an interview. “I’m not terribly surprised by this result.”