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Opinion | Thanksgiving is over two months from now, but you may want to buy a turkey now | Richard Ransom

Holiday shortages may apply to various gift items as well as groceries.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In Thursday’s Ransom Note: holiday headaches.

There will be plenty of them if you believe even half of the reports about the supply chain. Experts suggest to get your Christmas shopping in early --like starting now-- or you may be disappointed at what's available.

Now, a story on Axios suggests the holiday shortages will also apply to our groceries. They warn holiday chefs it might be wise to buy your Thanksgiving turkey earlier than usual as retailers pass down cost increases in transportation and labor. It said items on the "grocery alert list" includes not just turkeys, but also canned pumpkins, cranberry sauce, and some spices.

Global food prices in August were up 33% from a year ago. The food price index is at 126.7, which means we're paying more now for food than we have in decades. So take the advice or don't, but if you have extra room in the freezer for a turkey, now might be the time to buy that bird.

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