Thanksgiving table. (Getty images)

Playing turkey day Tetris again this year? Consider charity on Tuesday

BY: - November 23, 2022

“Oh, man. Where am I supposed to put all this milk?” That was me last week, having returned from a trip to the madhouse that is the Sioux Falls Costco on a Saturday with two gallons of a staple beverage my wife had restocked the day before. I cursed my failure to investigate the fridge’s […]

Avian influenza led to the deaths of about 8 million U.S. turkeys in 2022. (Scott Bauer/Agriculture Research Service, USDA)

Thanksgiving holiday renews focus on bird flu, rising costs

BY: - November 23, 2022

Fresh turkeys are more expensive and smaller than usual leading into the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s due, in part, to the deadly and highly transmissible avian influenza that has wracked turkey producers this year. The virus, which is transmitted by wild, migrating birds, has led to the deaths of […]