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Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkeys Come From Minnesota This Year

Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkeys Come From Minnesota This Year

President Obama is expected to pardon the annual thanksgiving Turkey today. Minnesota Turkey Grower’s Executive Director Steve Olson says the bird on death row comes from Minnesota this year. He says it’s part of a long standing tradition.

Olson says Minnesota’s 250 turkey farmers produce the most birds in the nation.

Olson says about 30 percent of the turkeys produced are dined on during thanksgiving and Christmas which is down from the original 50 percent. He says more turkeys are now consumed during the rest of the year with many making it on summer grills.

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