SANTA ROSA, Calif.— The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide food recall two years ago has been sentenced to federal prison. The Press Democrat reports that 78- year-old Jesse "Babe" Amaral Jr. of Rancho Feeding Corp. pleaded guilty last year to distributing adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.» Read More
*Next year, India's palm oil imports seen up 7.5 percent. DEWAS, India, Sept 4- Rajesh Agrawal had built two large oilseed crushing mills in central India, betting on rising local consumption of edible oils. Now with Malaysian palm oil prices near 6-1/ 2 year lows, imports could rise even more, undermining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to make the country...
Falling chicken prices lead to disappointing Q3 earnings for Sanderson Farms.
Monsanto increases its offer for Syngenta.
*Would be blow to key exporters Malaysia, Indonesia. NEW DELHI, Aug 18- India plans to spend $1.5 billion in the next three years to help farmers grow oil palm trees in an area the size of New Jersey, government sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing to make the nation self-sufficient in edible oils this decade. A successful Indian push into palm...
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on new projects rethinking agriculture.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on how new technology and big data are driving the viability of vertical farming.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look inside AeroFarms, located in Newark, New Jersey. The company is about to start growing two million pounds of lettuce inside a former industrial site.
Mai Kieu Lien, chairman and CEO of Vinamilk, discusses how she transformed the small, state-controlled dairy producer into Vietnam's second-largest company in terms of market capitalization.
The bird flu outbreak could threaten U.S. poultry and egg supply for the next nine to eighteen months according to food service company Sysco.
Prices for eggs and turkey meat are going up as bird flu affects the Midwest. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.
Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.
Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.
Zhu Xinli, Chairman at China Huiyuan Juice Group, the largest privately owned juice producer in the country, describes the firm's strategy amid the economy's structural adjustment.
Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Tyson Foods shares were up 5 percent.
A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.
Iceburg lettuce prices have come to a head, says CNBC's Jane Wells, following a story that may affect your favorite sandwich.
Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope defended his company's $4.7 billion sale to China's Shanghui international on Capitol Hill. Criticism of the deal led one Republican senator to suggest that Smitfield was "a victim of a Communist Chinese plot." CNBC's Jane Wells filed this report.
How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.