That’s right. Just like just about everything else, Thanksgiving turkeys have never been more expensive ever in the history of the holiday in the U.S.
Check it out:
Apparently the cost of raising each individual turkey has more than doubled for farmers in this country just since 2003. One issue is the government’s mandate requiring that large swaths of corn be used to produce ethanol, thus making turkey feed more expensive, a cost which ultimately gets shoved off onto the consumer.
All of this, of course, is entirely manipulated and pointless, as MyGovCost.org points out:
The International Energy Agency currently forecasts that U.S. oil production will surpass current world leader Saudi Arabia’s production in less than eight years.
The bottom line is that there is very little benefit to anyone other than politically-connected U.S. corn farmers and ethanol producers for the federal government’s ethanol mandate. And on this Thanksgiving holiday, there is no question that you’re directly paying the rising price for that continuing foolishness.
So… happy (expensive) turkey day!
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