Because of the better-than-expected yield, corn and wheat prices fell earlier in the week. Read more here.
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A farmer drives his combine as he harvests his corn crop from fields near Dwight, Ill., as windmills tower over the field, Oct. 15. The 2011 crop is projected to be around 12.497 billion bushels which is 50 million bushels more than the 2010 crop according to agricultural economists at the University of Illinois.