Turkey Production in the United States

Nov 22, 2017
Cartogram map of turkey production in the United States

This week, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them.  The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on turkey production.  Specifically the number of heads of turkey.  Only 24 states produce the bird and of the 24, the USDA publishes data on only 18 of them due to the other six states having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are.