Turkey Farmers Worried About Thanksgiving Demand
TURKEY FARMERS FACING A STEEP DECREASE IN SALES AS MANY CANCEL THANKSGIVING PLANS
(CNN) – Turkey farmers are worried about Thanksgiving this year.
They’re concerned about an oversupply of birds as demand declined due to stay-at-home orders.
The Washington Post reports that farmers are worried families will purchase smaller turkeys because of smaller family gatherings.
The National Turkey Federation says turkey consumption has nearly doubled since 1970.
In 2019, U.S. consumption was 5.3 billion pounds and 16.1 pounds per person.