In this Sept. 2012 photo, central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops 

In this Sept. 2012 photo, central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops in Savoy, Ill. Despite the U.S. enduring its worst drought in decades, a The U.S. Department of Agriculture report to be issued on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 is expected to show a harvest that's smaller nationally but still surprisingly strong considering the lingering drought. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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In this Sept. 2012 photo, central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops in Savoy, Ill. Despite the U.S. enduring its worst drought in decades, a The U.S. Department of Agriculture report to be issued on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 is expected to show a harvest that's smaller nationally but still surprisingly strong considering the lingering drought. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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