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On Thanksgiving Day, most Americans gather around a dinner table with family and friends to give thanks at a traditional meal. Historically, a big brown turkey rests in the center of the table. Turkeys are grown in many areas across the United States. In 2012, nearly 70 percent of the birds came from one of seven states. An estimated 46 million turkeys were raised in Minnesota. The other states were North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri, Indiana and California. The United States Department of Agriculture says 253 million turkeys were raised from January 2013 through September. In November, there was a pleasant surprise about the cost of serving a turkey dinner. Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation prepares a study on the cost of foods served on Thanksgiving Day. The group said that the average cost of a turkey dinner for 10 people in 2013 was 49 dollars and 4 cents. That was 44 cents less than last year. Some Americans like to buy their turkey directly from a farm. This can cost more than buying one at a store. Nicole LaRosa bought a bird grown at a farm in Virginia. She says it was worth the extra money because Thanksgiving comes just once a year. She is pleased that the bird was raised without medicines that remain in the meat. Many countries have fewer turkeys than the United States. Or perhaps they have none of the birds. Turkeys do not grow in some parts of Africa, for example. And in some countries, the birds can be pricey. A pre-cooked, ready-to-serve turkey can cost as much as $100 in places like Singapore.