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NUMEROLOGY

$3.6 billion
Value of turkeys shipped by U.S. poultry processors in 2002. Arkansas led the way with $581.5 million in shipments. Businesses that primarily processed turkeys operated out of 35 establishments, employing about 17,000 people.

7.3 billion pounds
The total weight of turkeys produced in the United States in 2004.

649 million pounds
Estimated U.S. cranberry production in 2005.

1.6 billion pounds
Total weight of sweet potatoes grown in the United States in 2004. North Carolina produced more sweet potatoes than any other state (688 million pounds).

998 million pounds
Total pumpkin production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2004. Illinois led the country with 457 million pounds.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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