Butterball shortage could boost local turkey farmers

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Butterball, the nation's largest turkey processor, is having a shortage of fresh turkeys.

While the small family farms in the Northwest make up only a fraction of the overall market no local turkey farmers are all too broken-up over the Butterball shortage.

Hundreds of turkeys from Champoeg Farm in Saint Paul, Ore. will end up on dinner tables next week for Thanksgiving.

"It's a huge boost to the local economy and a huge boost to all of us, the small producers," said owner Mark Anderson.

Read more at KGW.

 

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