If you live in the Tri-State area, chances are your centerpiece bird didn’t travel far from the farm to the dinner table.
Wondering where your Thanksgiving turkey comes from? If you live in the Tri-State area, chances are your centerpiece bird didn’t travel far from the farm to the dinner table.
U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that Indiana and Ohio have been two of the top turkey-producing states over the past decade.
In Indiana, the turkey “headcount” has risen 40% since 2003 – higher than any other top-producing state reporting data over that time period.
In terms of pounds produced, Ohio out-paced the nation the past couple of years, increasing about 9% from 2011-2012. Nationally, pound production rose about 4%.
The map and chart below show the “turkey census” in the nation’s top-producing states.
See the map and chart.