Best Turkey States

Minnesota is the Best Turkey State in the U.S.  It produces the most turkeys in the country.

The Top Turkey States in the nation are in order:  Minnesota, North Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas and Indiana.

We will consume an estimated 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving which represents about one fifth of the annual U.S. turkey consumption.  The average annual consumption per capita in the U.S. is 13.8 lbs.

For the third quarter of 2009, U.S. turkey production was 1.42 billion lbs., down 9.7% from a year earlier, according to the most recent Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  A slight increase in turkey production is expected in 2010 over 2009.

Where are the Best Tasting Turkeys in the U.S.?

Answer:  At home of course.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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