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You may be thinking “why is Doug doing a blog on turkeys and not on gardening?” You could be right. But, both raising turkeys and nursery plants fall within the Department of Agriculture. So, that is the connection. I am not that crazy after all.
It is forecasted that over 6 billion pounds of turkey meat will be produced in the U.S. this year. It seems an awful lot of meat but we, as a society, have become more health-conscious and desire more lean protein than ever before. And, with the Covid-19 pandemic this year, more families will be staying home and doing less traveling and less large family gatherings. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!!
Did you know that Virginia ranks sixth among turkey-producing states? The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the number of turkeys raised in the state this year is expected to total 16.3 million.
As you sit down with friends and family this holiday, remember to thank a farmer for making this meal available and affordable.