America's Bird

From the farmers who grow them to the tables that serve them, turkey is part of our nation's heritage. We are proud to be the advocate for America's turkey industry for over 80 years.

Who We Are

America's Turkey Farmers

Over the last 30 years, the turkey industry has gone from mainly marketing a single-product consumed at holidays or special occasions to offering a diverse array of food choices ranging from sausages to burgers to deli meats and more. Increasingly, consumers are including turkey in their daily diets because of its health benefits, versatility and great taste.

Today, the turkey industry produces more than 5.3 billion lbs. of turkey products annually. NTF is the national advocate for America’s turkey industry, raising awareness for its members’ products while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality and nutritious products to consumers. NTF members include growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations.



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Join NTF in the Nation's Capital!

The National Turkey Federation's 2020 Leadership Conference is taking place July 20-22 in Washington, D.C. Make plans to join us to engage with lawmakers and policy influencers!

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Turkey Is Healthy

Turkey adapts to all meal plans. It's a delicious, versatile protein. A 3-ounce serving of boneless, skinless turkey breast contains 26 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat. That's 8 percent more protein than the same size serving of boneless skinless chicken breast or trimmed top loin beefsteak.

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Turkey is Environmentally Safe

America's turkey farmers take their responsibility to be good stewards of the air, land and water seriously.

Turkey's Popularity

Today's consumer recognizes turkey's nutritional value and good taste and enjoys turkey year-round, not just during the holidays. In 2018, U.S. consumption of turkey was at 16.2 pounds per person, and U.S. growers raised 244.75 million turkeys.

Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill

Use the Core Four food safety practices - Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill - to ensure proper cooking and help prevent foodborne illnesses.

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