Save room for seconds this Thanksgiving.
Turkey prices have stayed low over the past year, keeping the cost of an average holiday dinner relatively inexpensive. And turkey gobblers have the futures market, led by a strong corn and wheat harvest, to thank.
While consumer prices generally rise over time, turkey prices have fallen. A pound of the fowl is now setting the average American urban resident back just $1.667, according to the October reading of the consumer price index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That's down almost 5 cents from the beginning of the year, and is actually a touch lower than around the comparable period in 2010. Over the same time frame, the overall CPI for urban consumers has risen 9 percent.