The National Turkey Federation reports that in 2010:
- 88 percent of all U.S. residents ate turkey for Thanksgiving
- 46 million turkeys (736 million pounds) were eaten on Thanksgiving Day
- 22 million turkeys were consumed on Christmas and 19 million on Easter.
Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production (not surprisingly) accounting for almost 20 percent of all the turkeys raised in the U.S. However, Wisconsin leads the nation in two other categories that help define Thanksgiving dinner.
QUESTION: Wisconsin ranks #1 in the U.S. in the production of which of the following?
Wisconsin ranked #1 in both cranberry and snap bean production.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wisconsin ranks #1 in cranberry production with (430 million pounds or 57 percent of all cranberries grown in the U.S.) and snap (green) beans.
Did you all have your green bean casserole last Thursday?