McLean County Farm Bureau

IS THERE A NATIONAL TURKEY SHORTAGE? HOW THANKSGIVING AND OTHER HOLIDAYS MAY BE IMPACTED –

Turkey remained a staple of Thanksgiving and many holidays during the pandemic, even if families couldn’t all gather as they had in previous years. And because dinner tables were tighter and more intimate than ever during the holiday season, many Americans opted for a much more petite turkey than before — meaning the demand for smaller turkeys is higher than experts have ever seen it. And while COVID-19 vaccines may enable more family members to reunite over the holiday season safely (albeit carefully!) this year, it’s unclear if the trend of roasting a smaller turkey is here to stay. (Good Housekeeping)