Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and if you’ve already started shopping for that big meal, you’ve probably already realized one thing – it’s costing a little bit more this year. According to the Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual “market basket survey,” state residents will be paying more than most others around the country to prepare their Thanksgiving meal. The average cost this year will be $54.15. That’s more than $5 higher than the national average, which stands at $48.90. Turkeys in Missouri are, on average, 20 cents per pound more expensive. Dairy products in Missouri are also running higher than the national average this year.