Small Turkeys Are In Demand As Americans Downsize At Thanksgiving

Broad Breasted White turkeys roam their open-air enclosure on the Shenk Family Farm in Newport, N.C. Smaller turkeys are in demand this Thanksgiving as many families plan on staying home rather than attending large gatherings.

As families across the U.S. scale back on how they traditionally celebrate the holiday, it’s been a challenge for turkey producers as they figure out how to adapt to the changing market.

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