Pictured right, Homeland employees Janna Howell and Jeremy Reece show off the stockpile of turkeys still available at the store for any procrastinators who haven't purchased their birds. The US Census Bureau reports 242 million turkeys will be raised in the US this year alone. Minnesota will raise 45 million. The Gopher State was tops in turkey production, followed by North Carolina (35 million), Arkansas (29 million), Indiana (17 million), Missouri (17 million), and Virginia (16 million). The US is also forecast to produce 856 million pounds of cranberries. Wisconsin leads the way with 538 million pounds followed by Massachusetts with 210 million, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington follow ranging from 16 to 55 million pounds. The sweet potato forecast weighs in at a whopping total of 2.4 billion pounds.