MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are to thank for many of this year’s Thanksgiving feasts.

The Department of Agriculture says Minnesota is number one producer of turkey this year. Of the 242 million birds raised worldwide, Minnesota farmers raised 45 million of them.

North Carolina and Arkansas were also big turkey producers.

You can thank Wisconsin for that complimentary side dish, cranberries. The Badger state produced 538 million pounds of cranberries this year.