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Turkey Prices Rise

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Some Ohioans are paying more for their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, but experts say the jump in price isn't affecting sales.
    
Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Poultry Association, said the price increase in feed grains, specifically corn, is a major factor for the rise.
    
Stan Landes, co-owner of Bowman & Landes turkey farm in New Carlisle, tells the Dayton Daily News that the price per pound has increased to $3.29 from last year's rate of $2.99.
    
The farm raised about 65,000 turkeys this year and distributes to 300 markets in western Ohio and Indiana.

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