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Battle of Thanksgiving Dinner Elements in 2011

EXTREME THANKSGIVING How your Thanksgiving dinner battled the elements in 2011 Heat Wave Drought Hit: Turkeys, Great Plains Hit: Pumpkins, Southwest Cost: More than 4000 turkeys died when barn temperatures reached Cost: The sales and shipping manager for M&P Produce Co. in more than 105. San Antonio said bins of pumpkins Heat wave blamed in deaths of thousands that cost $70 to $75 last year cost at least $95 this year - "Prices are up to start with, and it will get tighter in mid-October when demand grows" of poultry in several states - July 13 2011, Associated Press Drought takes bite out of Texas pumpkins -September 23 2011, Houston Chronicle Cold Spring Hit: Wine grapes, Californa Cost: "Our Viognier is down 80 percent," - California winemaker In Calif, wine grapes good but in short supply - October 12 2011, Associated Press Heavy Rain Hit: Wheat, Pacific Northwest Cost: Aaron Schumacher, president of A&R Farms Inc, had $90,000 worth of wheat wiped out by rain. Crop insurance brings the national debate down to Oregon farmers -July 30 2011, Oregon Live Heavy Rain Hit: Vegetable harvest, Northeast Hurricane Irene Cost: "We are looking at a one-third loss" - Farmer, Ransom Twp, PA. Hit: Vegetable harvest, Northeast Cost: "This year is going to be a total loss...All that effort, all that money, the labor to weed it, fertilize it, irrigate it, and then to get nothing from it, that's what kills you." - Farmer, New Wet weather hinders crop production - October 19 2011, The Times Tribune Paltz, NY Flooded farmers leam to be creative September 27 2011, The New York Times resourcemedia Unlock the Power of Communication resource media

Battle of Thanksgiving Dinner Elements in 2011

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An American Thanksgiving is all about the four “F’s” – family, food, fun as well as football! Many American households rely on the four “F’s” to make their Thanksgiving complete. The gra...


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