Farmer sentiment on trade and the overall ag economy improves as fall harvest gets underway

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer enhanced 15 things up to a reading of 136 in October. The upswing is attributable to 15-point increases both in of the barometer’s sub-indices. The Index of existing Conditions rose to a reading of 115 as well as the Index of upcoming objectives rose up to a reading of 146. The barometer is founded on a mid-month survey of 400 U.S. crop and livestock producers.