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Which state in the United States raises the most turkeys annually?

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As of 2014, Minnesota raises the most number of turkeys in comparison with other American states, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Minnesota farmers raised an estimated 44 million turkeys in the year 2013. Around 34 million turkeys were raised in the second place state, North Carolina, during 2013.

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Which state in the United States raises the most turkeys annually?
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The turkey has been the subject of a targeted conservation effort in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Wild turkeys in particular were once an endangered species in the state. A few differences do exist between wild and domesticated turkeys. For example, wild turkeys tend to be more aggressive and active than their domesticated counterparts. In addition, turkeys that are raised by humans generally lack the ability to fly.

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