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Saying “Thank you”

When we all sit down at the family dinner table this Thanksgiving and count our many blessings, let us be sure to take a moment to acknowledge the contributions of our nation’s farmers and farmworkers! Production numbers for some of the more popular Thanksgiving staples:

  • Sweet Corn: 7.4 billion pounds

  • Green Beans: 2 billion pounds

  • Cranberries: 1.3 billion pounds

  • Potatoes: 4.4 billion pounds

  • Pumpkin: 1.6 billion pounds

  • Sweet Potatoes: 3.2 billion pounds

  • Rice: 18 billion pounds

  • 46 million turkeys


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