Farmers optimistic about future even as their perception of current economic conditions drops

Producer belief regarding current economic conditions of the farming economy dropped 12 points in December, based on the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Index of Current problems licensed a reading of 141, down from 153 in November. At the same time, the Index of upcoming objectives remained powerful, up 2 points in December, to a reading of 155.