Thanksgiving Meal Prices Down and Alabama in Round 2 of Revive Plus
**Thanksgiving celebrations looked different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One tradition that continued this year was the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of the Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast for 10 remained affordable at $46.90, less than $5 per person, down $2.01 from last year.
Turkeys prices were $19.39 for a 16-pound bird, the lowest since 2010.
**Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced “Revive Plus,” a $200 million grant program to support small businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations in Alabama impacted by COVID-19 … including farmers.
Applications close at noon December 4th.
Revive Plus is the second wave of funding for organizations with 50 or fewer employees and will award grants of up to $20,000 for expenses due to operational interruptions caused by the pandemic.
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**National Cattlemen's Beef Association officials say expanding processing capacity is one of the group's priorities heading into 2021.
NCBA’s director of government affairs, Danielle Beck tells agrimarketing.com, this absolutely is one of the top, if not the top, issue.
Beck says they'll be working with Congress on the matter.
A recent report says there’s economic incentive to expand U.S. beef packing capacity by five to six thousand head on a daily basis.