Spending time with family and friends at Thanksgiving remains important for many Americans and this year the cost of the meal is also top of mind. Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10, which is $64.05 or less than $6.50 per person. This is a $10.74 or 20 percent increase from last year’s average of $53.31.
Farmers and ranchers have been facing high prices at the pump alongside the rest of America, but U.S. food supply and security are quite literally driven by diesel. According to a new Market Intel Report by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average U.S. on-highway price of diesel is $5.32 per gallon. While still 49 cents per gallon below June’s peak price, the average price of diesel is up $1.59 since last year.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument on NPCC v. Ross from a lawsuit challenging California’s Proposition 12, a law that bans the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s production standards.
A U.S. Supreme Court case could limit the reach of the federal government under the Clean Waters Act when it comes to wetland protection.