Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Turkey - Michigan turkey producers raise approximately 4.6 million Tom turkeys annually, accounting for 95% of what’s produced in Michigan. 16 producers, operate 43 farms, with an economic impact around $90 million.
- The Mackinac Bridge is one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world.
- Carrots - In 2011, Michigan produced 6.8 million pounds of carrots for fresh use worth $7.6 million. This made Michigan the 2nd highest carrot producing state in the country. Michigan carrots are primarily found in the west, central counties of Montcalm and Oceana.
- Timber covers 48 percent of Michigan's total land base.