NEWS
Mon Nov 25, 2013 07:07 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- One year after a historic drought drove corn prices to record highs, turkey farmers and processors have something to toast this Thanksgiving: Corn prices are the lowest in more than three years and fewer birds in production are lifting spirits.

"My phone is ringing off the hook," said Rick Undesser, who runs a turkey farm in Bristol, Ill. Mr. Undesser said he raised 3,000 turkeys this year, scaling back after slower sales in the past few years.

This year, Mr. Undesser expects to sell out. With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, he said he ...

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