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Turkey Inflation Hits Thanksgiving

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photo courtesy of Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta

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Ridgewood NJ, Turkey might be the focus dish of Thanksgiving, but this year, the bird is getting attention for an entirely different reason. Thanks to a raging bird flu – highly pathogenic avian influenza, to be exact – wreaking havoc at farms across the U.S., this holiday staple is in short supple.

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Egg Shortage has People Scrambling

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bird flu is driving egg prices higher and the egg shortage has people scrambling . Nationally, the poultry industry lost around 36 million hens from February through September from the avian flu. Both demand and retail prices are higher than in previous years because of inflation, said Egg-News.com. Unseasonably high prices are expected to continue through fall and decline as flocks are restocked.

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