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Which state raises and produces the most turkeys annually?


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November 28, 2012 4:54AM

Minnesota leads the nation by raising an estimated 46 million turkeys in 2012 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The other states were not even close in turkey production such as North Carolina (36 million), Arkansas (29 million), Missouri (18 million), Virginia (17 million) and Indiana (17 million). Those five states plus Minnesota account for about two-thirds of U.S. turkey production in 2012. Growers are expected to be raised a total of 254 million turkeys in the United States in 2012.