Iowa turkeys dazzle Washington D.C. ahead of White House pardon PHOTOS

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Two turkeys from Walcott who will be pardoned at the White House, spent the weekend in a Washington D. C. hotel suite. Corn and Cob and their handlers stayed at the Willard Hotel and made several appearances. The turkeys will be pardoned tomorrow (Tuesday) at the White House. They'll live out their days at Iowa State University.

The 2020 Presidential Flock was raised by Iowa turkey producers Ron and Susie Kardel. Ron is a 1974 graduate of Iowa State University and is the current president of the National Turkey Federation.

Iowa is the seventh largest turkey producing state in the nation with 130 turkey farmers and the fifth largest state for turkey processing. The turkey industry is responsible for $10.64 billion in total economic activity throughout Iowa.

(Photos from National Turkey Federation)

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