Which U.S. state raises the most turkeys?
There are roughly 100 million turkeys that live on farms across the United States. On Thanksgiving, we’re expected to eat 46 million of them. The latest 2016 numbers from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows that two-thirds of turkeys produced in the U.S. hail from six states. Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production, with 49 million turkeys. Next is North Carolina, with 33 million turkeys. Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia round out the list, with each state contributing more than 15 million turkeys annually.
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