In this Sept. 2012 photo, a central Illinois corn farmer harvest his crops in Oreana, Ill. Despite the U.S. enduring its worst drought in decades, a The U.S. Department of Agriculture r

 

              In this Sept. 2012 photo, a central Illinois corn farmer harvest his crops in Oreana, Ill. Despite the U.S. enduring its worst drought in decades, a The U.S. Department of Agriculture r
In this Sept. 2012 photo, a central Illinois corn farmer harvest his crops in Oreana, 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)