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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Corn, Wheat Surge on Crop Data Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Corn, Wheat Surge on Crop Data

    Corn and wheat prices are spiking now on the back of a widely watched report on the nation's crop production, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Beyond High Heels: Luxury Executives Offer $9 Milk Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 12:54 PM ET
    Manolo Blahnik executives, George Malkemus & Tony Yurgaitis.

    The same executives who hope you add $595 Manolo Blahniks to your holiday shopping list also want a spot in your grocery cart.

  • Australia's GrainCorp Rejects ADM Offer Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:17 PM ET

    GrainCorp rejected on Thursday a sweetened $2.9 billion bid from U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland.

  • Averting a US Agricultural Cliff? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
    Averting a US Agricultural Cliff?

    The U.S. "fiscal cliff" is not the only issue dividing congress. Erich Kuss, Hong Kong Director, US Agricultural Trade Office describes how Democrats and Republicans differ on what to do with the farm bill, which expired in September.

  • The State of Global Agriculture Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
    The State of Global Agriculture

    How the U.S. drought is affecting the global agriculture business, and how to play the industry, with Martin Richenhagen, CEO of Agco Corporation.

  • Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington

    If the cliff has you nervous, there may be some relaxing news, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • ADM Ups Pressure on GrainCorp With $2.9 Billion Bid Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 9:02 PM ET

    U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland tightened its grip on GrainCorp, hiking its bid to $2.9 billion, but may need to offer more to win over Australia's last major independent grains handler.

  • Drought Lives on in Beef Prices Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Drought Lives on in Beef Prices

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday that after the worst drought in half a century, the corn and soybean crops are not quite as bad as feared. But damage has been done to the beef industry. 

  • Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming

    Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.

  • East Coast Braces for Big Storm Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    East Coast Braces for Big Storm

    Heavy rains and flooding are expected in the Mid-Atlantic states, but high winds may be felt from the Carolinas up, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • DuPont to Cut 1,500 Jobs as Earnings Miss Estimates Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Korean Firm Indicted in Alleged Theft of DuPont Secrets

    DuPont reported quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations on Tuesday, and announced plans to cut 1,500 jobs.

  • McDonald's: US Growth Slowing Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 2:30 PM ET
    McDonald's: US Growth Slowing

    Robert Derrington, Northcoast Research, offers insight on McDonald's earnings and what they mean about the U.S. economy.

  • Is the Future of Farming Looking Up? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.

  • Top Destination States for Jobs Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.

  • Rising Food Prices: Why Wall Street Is Partly to Blame Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    Food prices have been rising steadily around the world and this summer's drought isn't the only reason why, according to Frederick Kaufman, author of "Bet the Farm: How Food STOPPED Being Food."

  • Higher Highs for Food Crops Hinge on South American Weather

    The chapter isn't yet closed on this year's surge in food crop prices following the worst drought in the U.S. in over 50 years.

  • Apple Shortage Hits Local Farms Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:44 PM ET
    Apple Shortage Hits Local Farms

    Roderick Dressel, Dressel Farms co-owner, explains his farm is currently bringing in about 20 percent less bushels of apples this year.

  • Pros: Corn Pop to Continue Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Pros: Corn Pop to Continue

    Corn surges 4 percent on the USDA crop report. Should investors buy the corn pop, with Chip Flory, Pro Farmer Newsletter, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Big Data Moves to the Food Industry Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
    Marion Kujawa looks over a pond he uses to water the cattle on his farm on July 16, 2012 in Ashley, Illinois. Kujawa has been digging the pond deeper after it began to dry up during the current drought. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record.

    With severe droughts and little increase in demand, major U.S. food companies are turning to technology in order to increase their pricing power.

  • Sweet Wheat Trade Heading Into Crop Report Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    Sweet Wheat Trade Heading Into Crop Report

    Should you buy wheat ahead of the crop report? Discussing the USDA report, which hits the market Thursday, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex..