Thanksgiving Dinner will cost more than 11 percent from a year ago
If you're buying the Thanksgiving dinner for a big family, you might want to at least joke about charging them admission. The state's Farm Bureau says it will cost over 50-dollars to give the traditional turkey and all the trimmings to 10 people. That's an 11-percent price increase from last Thanksgiving. Farm Bureau spokesman Casey Langan says when you break it down per person, the five-dollar average is not bad for all that food. He says it's still a better deal than going to the drive-thru. A high demand for turkey is one of the reasons for the price hike. A 16-pound bird cost three-dollars more than a year ago. But a few items have gone down like peas, milk, rolls, whipped cream, and pumpkin pie mix. As a result, the Wisconsin increase is about three-percent less than the national price hike of 13-percent. But the Wisconsin Thanksgiving meal still costs about a dollar more than the national average of 49.20.