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Americans are about to sit at their most expensive Thank you food yet.

Grocery bills are rising across the country due to inflation, supply chain issues and staff shortage.

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Inflation hit the pockets of grocery shoppers

While the lack of supply is part of the problem for the high price of your turkey and potatoes, for ingredients like sugar, it is the increased cost of harvesting the crop.

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Robert Johansson, director of economics and policy analysis, said, “Inflation is affecting a lot of things like the cost of fuel, fertilizer, seeds, wages, all these things are going up.” american sugar alliance,

October figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the price of sugar has risen about 12% from last year. It now averages 71 cents a pound. Eggs, milk, and butter will cost a few more nickels, which can add up when cooking for holiday celebrations.

However, with some Thanksgiving staples flying off the shelves this year, you’ll have no problem finding sugar. Despite bad weather, including Hurricane Ida in the South and drought in the Midwest, farmers say they still have a record-breaking season ahead.

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In addition, with most of the country’s sugar being produced in the United States, Harvester says shelves will be stocked throughout the holiday rush.

“Consumers shouldn’t worry about the supply of sugar at all,” said Jim Simon, general manager of American Sugar Cane League, “Almost all of our distribution channels operate domestically. We don’t have to wait for imports that can get stuck in ships’ offshore containers. Domestic sugar is available and ready for consumers.”

While the price may fluctuate a few cents depending on where you shop, harvesters don’t expect to see any more significant increases in sugar prices throughout the holiday season.

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“Go out and bake as many cookies and pies and sweet things as you want,” Johansson said. “There’s going to be a lot of sugar and when you’re paying a few cents more than last year, compared to the rest of the world, we’re in a very lucky place. It’s good for Americans to be grateful for all that.” Hardworking farmers make sure we have plenty of produce on the shelves for our holidays.”