Bird flu issues now could impact Thanksgiving centerpiece
We know it's months away, but bird flu issues now could impact your Thanksgiving turkey. Agriculture experts say the largest outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest could lead to a turkey shortage this Thanksgiving. The outbreak of Avian Influenza has spread to 14 states and led to the deaths or scheduled euthanizations of more than 21 million birds. With Thanksgiving seven months away, farmers say they may not have enough time to raise enough turkeys to meet the holiday demand. Along with a possible shortage, experts warn of higher prices for turkey and other poultry in coming months.