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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Proposed ethanol reduction could hurt farmers Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 3:53 PM ET
    Gas pump with ethanol biofuel.

    The Obama administration wants to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, which could cut into farmers' profits for corn.

  • Prairies vanish in the push for green energy Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are giving way to corn fields to feed growing demands for ethanol.

  • Is your food really safe? Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Is your food really safe?

    Eric Stryson, Director at Global Institute for Tomorrow says governments should take a stronger role in pricing and regulating the types of food people eat.

  • Government bets the farm in $11.3 billion subsidies Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    The government paid $11.3m in farm subsidies to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership. The New York Times reports.

  • Global food prices tick up on higher sugar costs Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.

  • How to make tomorrow's food affordable Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    How to make tomorrow's food affordable

    CNBC visits Syngenta's U.K. research and development lab to discover what scientists are working on to solve food scarcity problems around the world.

  • Inside the world's first vertical farm Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Inside the world's first vertical farm

    CNBC takes a peek inside Sky Greens, the world¿s first commercial vertical farm in Singapore and questions whether this could be a viable alternative to traditional farming methods.

  • USDA regional offices closed Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    USDA regional offices closed

    The lack of USDA reporting adds uncertainty for those hedging in futures markets, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Regional offices, as well as the USDA website are closed amid the government shutdown.

  • Farmers can't access Federal loans Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:43 PM ET
    Farmers can't access Federal loans

    As USDA offices are closed down because of the government shutdown, farmers can't get help from the recent storms and blizzards, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Corn-ucopia! US eyes crop bounty after dismal 2012 Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Farmers are surprised at the abundance of corn coming from their fields, with record harvests likely in many states including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio.

  • Baah! Gov't goats laid off in shutdown, no kidding Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Another victim of the government shutdown...

    The federal government shutdown is really getting Larry Cihanek's goats—about 65 of them.

  • Miami's Cuban cigar rollers making $700 boxes Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    A cigar roller works in the Little Havana area of Miami.

    Cigar Aficionado magazine recently highlighted Miami's cigar industry describing the city as a "a new hot spot for creative cigarmakers."

  • California farm workers fail in bid to boot UFW Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    A group of farm workers in California's Central Valley failed in an attempt to vote out the United Farm Workers union.

  • A union victory on California farm Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 1:26 PM ET
    A union victory

    Workers from the nation's largest peach farm sent a petition to decertify their union. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the State Agriculture Labor Relations Board rejected their signatures, saying many were forged and that the farmer's company played an illegal role in the effort.

  • Farmers fighting old foe: Unions Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    California farm workers protest to be allowed to vote to decertify the UFW.

    The Gerawan family, the nation's largest peach producer, is facing an unlikely challenge that is sending ripples across the farming community.

  • Union squeezing cash from forgotten members Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Union squeezing cash from forgotten members

    Some workers at Gerawan Farming have submitted signatures to decertify the union there. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the details of the labor fight.

  • One country takes hard knocks on free trade Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    A demonstration in Bogota supporting farmers

    Though consumers have access to more goods and merchandise, some groups, especially farmers, are struggling to survive amid a flood of cheap imports.

  • How to play today's crop report Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    How to play today's crop report

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Ashley Gulke Leavitt, High Heels & Cowboy Boots, Inc., provide a preview of today's USDA crop production data.

  • Farmers raisin' hell over 'Raisin Reserve' Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Grapes drying in the sun at Raisin Valley Farms in Kerman, Calif.

    There's a government program that can force a farmer to hand over nearly half of his or her annual crop without getting paid for it. It's raisins.

  • Farming gets its own 'Apple v. Windows' battle Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Manufacturers of farming equipment are promoting agriculture's newest craze—"precision farming"—and they're taking fundamentally different approaches to the technology.