In the November report of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, farmers expressed angst about future regulatory constraints on their farms, but saw reason for optimism in potentially higher grain prices. Since then, that rally’s reached fruition, and in the December report released this week, farmers said in the survey they’re more optimistic based on those higher prices and their farm revenue implications. More farmers surveyed say they’re considering capital purchases, namely for machinery, and derive confidence from current farmland prices, a fundamental market underpinning the general ag marketplace. See what else the December Ag Barometer survey revealed.