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  • Corn Prices, Agriculture Stocks and Your Wallet Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    Corn futures are trading near all-time highs and look to climb even higher as the U.S. crop faces tight supplies and surging demand. Here's what it means for your wallet and for some agriculture stocks.

  • Battle Between Ethanol and Pork May Cause Corn Shortage Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:56 PM ET
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    At the World Pork Expo, the hot topic corn. Which leads to the big beef between hogs and ethanol. Both are competing for corn, and there may not be enough to go around.

  • Farm Kids Rock Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 1:15 PM ET
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    16-year-old Peyton Hill from Nevada, Texas is one of them. She has 11 pigs to show. She's been doing this half her life. Like many of the young people here, she's used to hard work, and she carries herself with a certain confidence that may come, in part, from being responsible for taking care of animals...and from being a Texan.

  • Agriculture Industry Fears Immigration Enforcement Saturday, 4 Jun 2011 | 12:54 PM ET
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    The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on becomes law.

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    Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on Thursday because of a deadly E.coli outbreak centered in Germany, a move branded "disproportionate" by Brussels.

  • China’s Interest in Farmland Makes Brazil Nervous Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
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    When the Chinese came looking for more soybeans in Uruaçu, Brazil, last year, they inquired about buying land — lots of it. Now some in Brazil are beginning to see those purchases as a problem.

  • Cramer: 4 Bull Markets Happening Now Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:06 PM ET

    And the "Mad Money" host reveals how to play them.

  • Stink Bug Spread Worries Growers Across Nation Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.

  • Rainy Day Investing: Grain Prices Expected to Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.

  • Semi Tough on California's I-5 Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 4:03 PM ET
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    I hit the road Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. to drive to Mendota, in the heart of California's Central Valley. My assignment—report on plans to build California's largest nuclear power plant, even though there's a moratorium on new nuke facilities in the Golden State. What I found, driving the I-5 during the dark of night is not for the weak.

  • Corn Reserves Expected to Rise, Easing Food Prices Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    U.S. corn surpluses are expected to increase higher than anticipated this summer and grow even more next year, a trend that could help ease rising food and grain prices this year.

  • New Nuclear Plant Could Rise in California Farm Fields Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 8:52 PM ET
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    A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.

  • CFTC to Probe Speculator Role in Commodity Prices Friday, 6 May 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
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    The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will be looking at the role of speculators in recent volatile commodities pricing, Commissioner Bart Chilton told CNBC Friday.

  • Rare Opportunities Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:10 AM ET
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    CNBC's Brian Shactman talks to industry insiders to find out the next great rare earth investments.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Lightning Round: Goldcorp, Potash, Sina and More Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 7:09 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    International shipping companies have resumed deliveries of cocoa from the world’s largest supplier but analysts say the commodity will remain volatile for the foreseeable future.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Countries Most Vulnerable To Food Shock Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

  • America’s Fat Energy Budget For Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
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    From harvest to transportation to strorage and preparation, the US food system is about as energy inefficient as it gets — and it’s only getting worse.