Turkey prices high because of avian flu
This year will be a little different for Thanksgiving shoppers than in years past.
Several months ago, the avian flu devastated turkey farms around the country and now consumers can expect to see the impact in the next several days.
According to the USDA, the price for a frozen turkey is up more than 10 percent from last year.
In 2014, the price per pound for a whole frozen turkey was just over $1.16.
This year, the USDA says prices have moved up to a $1.29 per pound.
The USDA recommends buying a pound of turkey per person and if you’re going with the frozen bird, it needs a full day to thaw in the fridge and it should be cooked at least 165 degrees internally throughout the turkey.