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Pro Farmer's First Thing Today: Ag Economy Barometer Climbs, Proposed Corporate Tax Rate and More

From Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today, these are some of the stories we are watching.?


No NFMS? No Worries. There's FJ Field Days

Not This Year: the 56th National Farm Machinery Show has been postponed until 2022. You can still talk tractors and see the latest in farm machinery during the Farm Journal Field Days Equipment Edition going on now!

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We Could See An Active Hurricane Season

Meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht has the latest on the upcoming hurricane season.

Farming for ROI: It May Be Time to Give Your Accounting Method a Makeover

As farmers enter into a new accounting year, it may be time to adjust accounting methods on your farm or ranch. Paul Neiffer says when it comes to accounting, a switch from cash to accrual may be beneficial.?

Markets Now with Tyne Morgan: The Big Question Haunting the Corn Market

USDA adjusted corn ending stocks lower in its April WASDE report, based on increased exports and ethanol, but Alan Brugler of Brugler Marketing says now it’s just a matter of if the record commitments can ship.

Jerry Gulke: Will the Bigger Brazilian Soybean Crop Offset Fewer U.S. Acres?

May corn prices were up 17.25¢ and May soybean prices were up 0.5¢, for the week ending April 9. May wheat prices were up 28¢.

Cattle Markets Surge Higher In Spring Rally

The reopening of restaurant and foodservice is driving beef demand to pre-pandemic levels and beyond, spiking wholesale beef prices $20 per cwt. higher this week, and more than $34 per cwt. higher over two weeks.

USDA to Expand Forecasts on Soyoil Use in Biofuels in May Crop Report

USDA will alter how it reports soybean oil use by biofuels producers beginning with its monthly World Agriculture Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report in May, a USDA spokesperson told Reuters.