Harvesting machinery is expensive, and there is no plant in Oregon to process the plants into fiber, seed and oil. This is the first year Oregon farmers can grow hemp, following the Legislature's approval in 2009. Growing hemp without a federal permit was banned in 1970 due to its classification as a controlled substance and relation to marijuana.» Read More
U.S. regulators, retailers and manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned that a surge in the number of products being recalled is resulting in "fatigue" by the public — increasing the chance that consumers could ignore or miss a recall that could ultimately endanger their health, USA Today reports.
People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon.
An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you get too close.
Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why investors should return to the sidelines and forecasts where gold is headed.
While the number of dairy cows in the U.S. hasn't changed much, the number of dairy farms has been dropping as small farms either go out of business or consolidate to become more competitive and cost effective.
Check out his conversation with CEO James Hagedorn.
Concerns about mad cow disease and "pink slime" are raising recent questions about food safety. Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offers insight.
Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.
Although they all had a background working in Michelin-starred restaurants, what Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressler really craved was “farmer’s market food at a price we could afford,” says Oberholtzer.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.
As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.
Farmers in California and Ontario, Canada, are signing 20-year leases with a firm that places small solar installations on marginal land.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the price of corn and its impact on feed for raising cows.
A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.
The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.
As more legal and illegal immigrants stay home, there is concern about how it will affect the US labor pool, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.
Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.
Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman, explains his bullish outlook on grains and China; how he views a global slowdown as a buying opportunity; and why he would buy gold on a dip.
German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.