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Talking Turkey With Idaho Food Producers About A Pandemic Thanksgiving

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Health professionals have begged people to stay home this Thanksgiving and celebrate only within your household. Recent surveys have shown around 30% of people plan to celebrate just within their family household, twice the number of an average year. Smaller gatherings can mean people are looking for smaller turkeys.

There are no large production turkey farms here in Idaho, but there are several smaller operations.

Boise State Public Radio reporter and host Troy Oppie spoke to WinCo Foods spokesman Noal Fleisher and two local farmers, Debi Vogel of Vogel Farms in Kuna and Acee Lucero of A Plus Ranch in Richfield about the market for turkeys in the Gem State during COVID-19.

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Troy Oppie reports and hosts local Weekend Edition and various Saturday programming for Boise State Public Radio News. He's also heard Saturday nights on Boise State Public Radio Music's Jazz Conversations.