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November 19, 2018

In 2018 the United States is expected to produce 240 million turkeys. That is a decrease of 1% compared to the number of turkeys produced in 2017. How many turkeys were produced in the U.S. during 2017? Express your answer to the nearest million.

 

Turkeys produced in 2017 had a total weight of 7.495 billion pounds and a total value of $4.841 billion. If the U.S. is expected to produce an estimated 5.899 billion pounds of turkey in 2018 worth an estimated $4.867 billion, what is the absolute difference in cents per pound of turkey in 2017 and in 2018? Express your answer to the nearest whole number of cents.

 

In 2018, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia are expected to be the top turkey producing states, contributing 42.5 million, 31.0 million, 28.5 million, 20.5 million, 17.3 million and 17.0 million turkeys, respectively. What percent of the total number or turkeys expected to be produced in 2018 will likely come from these six states combined? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

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