This is the 34th year that the American Farm Bureau Federation conducted their annual survey of traditional items that will be on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. The average cost of this year's Thanksgiving Feast for 10 people is $48.91 which is less than $5.00 per person! Last year the cost was just a penny more.

"The average cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner is essentially unchanged from last year, after three years of decline since 2015," said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton. "Americans continue to enjoy the most affordable food supply in the world, but most don't realize only 8 cents of every dollar consumers spend on food goes to farmers," he added.

The shopping list for the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey included turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee and milk, all in quantities to serve a family of ten. It also includes lots for leftovers!

So, as you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family think about this great agricultural system we have in the United States. The safest most affordable food in the world!