Where Did Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

From the farm to your feast, take a look at where these four staples of the holiday meal may have originated.

Turkey farmers want to be where the corn and soybeans are. Geographically, then, big turkey producers are located near to processing plants and the cheap foods that will feed their livestock (Which explains the dots few and far between in regions like Utah and Texas).

There is also a large and vibrant industry of small scale production, as the smattering of dots on the map indicate. In fact, it’s not unusual to have turkey farms with a relatively small number of hogs and small-scale beef production too.

Where Did Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

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