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IN OUR VIEW/Turkeys and Trees: Shortages may be bunk, but higher prices are certain

November 22, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

Do you have your Thanksgiving turkey yet?

Many have had a bird in the freezer for some time now. But there are usually others every year who wait until the last minute to buy their holiday treat.

But will the turkeys be there?

There have been many reports in the news of late predicting shortages of turkeys, cranberry sauce and other Thanksgiving essentials.

Blame it on the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, jobs going unfilled, inflation or what have you.

However, reports over the past few days have countered any notions of shortages. No less an authority than the CEO of Butterball told Yahoo Finance that turkeys and the traditional accompaniments are in abundant supply after all. It's just that prices will be higher this year because of the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, etc.

So there you have it. Turkey are out there -- or so it seems -- but be prepared to pay.

That's not the only bit of holiday cheer coming our way. Newsweek reported this week that Christmas trees will be in short supply this year because of a summer heat wave and ... well, you know.

Or maybe they won't be. But you can be sure the price tag will be higher. These days, that's one thing you can always count on.

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