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President Biden gives ‘pardon’ to National Thanksgiving turkeys

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WASHINGTON — National Turkey Federation Chairman Steve Lykken, Jennie-O Turkey Store, presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Liberty” to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Nov. 20 during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House.

Liberty, along with alternate turkey “Bell,” received a formal pardon from the holiday table and will now reside at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences in St. Paul, Minn. This year’s presentation marked the 76th year of this time-honored American tradition dating back to 1947.

“We appreciate President Biden for warmly welcoming. . .

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