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Preserving Historic Turkey Breeds in Kansas

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Preserving Historic Turkey Breeds in Kansas

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Preserving Historic Turkey Breeds in Kansas

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Frank Reece looks over some of his heritage turkeys on his farm in Lindsborg, Kan. Jason Beaubien, NPR hide caption

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Frank Reece looks over some of his heritage turkeys on his farm in Lindsborg, Kan.

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Frank Reece isn't happy about this country's turkey crisis. He's raising what he calls "heritage" breeds of turkeys on his farm in Lindsborg, Kan.

His mission? To preserve strains of turkey that have existed for centuries, but now make up a smaller portion of the turkey market.