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Fork It Over: Turkey Dinner Costs 13% MORE!

WASHINGTON (AP) – It's going to cost a bit more to put a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year.

A meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13% more this holiday compared to last year, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday.

The AFBF estimates the average cost to make a meal for 10 people is $49.20. That's $5.73 more than last year's average of $43.47.

The classic Thanksgiving meal comes in at about $5 per person.

A pricier Thanksgiving feast is the result of soaring costs for commodities that has raised prices for food makers, grocers and consumers.

The costs for nearly everything from cranberries to pumpkin pie are up. But the biggest price hike is for the main course: a 16-pound turkey costs 4% more this year at $21.57.

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