Thanksgiving dinner http://redriverradio.org en LSU AgCenter economist: Thanksgiving meal to cost more this year http://redriverradio.org/post/lsu-agcenter-economist-thanksgiving-meal-cost-more-year <p>The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving spread is up 13.2 percent in Louisiana. Analysis from the LSU AgCenter found a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people will cost $44.35. Kurt Guidry, LSU&nbsp;AgCenter extension economist,&nbsp;said that’s an increase of $5.16 from last year’s Baton Rouge average.</p><p>Guidry said it’s mainly due to the drought in the Midwest, which drove up the cost of feed for turkeys. The USDA projects a 2.5 to 3.5 percent price increase in all at-home food from 2011 to 2012.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:26:33 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 20125 at http://redriverradio.org LSU AgCenter economist: Thanksgiving meal to cost more this year