As China's middle class grows, rising food demand is influencing food production and water consumption in the American West, including California.
Deane Dray, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the interest of investing in water companies, as the world faces the growing threat of water scarcity.
The Government Accounting Office believes 40 of the 50 states will be dealing with water scarcity by the year 2025. Seth Siegel, author of "Let There Be Water," discusses the expense to fixing water systems.
Cities around China are carving out tracts of land for school parks - dubbed "education factories" - designed for hundreds of thousands of students.
New Zealand's dollar has climbed along with the recent bump in Asian currencies, but some analysts see the rally as just another chance to sell.
CNBC returns to visit a California organic farmer whose dream to grow special pumpkins is bearing fruit, and weirdness.
Ngiam Tong Tau, chairman of Sky Urban Solutions, explains the advantages of vertical farming in urban environments such as Singapore.
Heavy rains are expected to result in significant losses to peanut, soybean and cotton crops, and it may go beyond that.
There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.
Brett Wong, equity research analyst at Piper Jaffray, gives his expectations on Monsanto’s Q4 figures, adding another Syngenta bid may happen down the road.
Slumping commodity prices are typically seen as a boon for India, a country that relies heavily on oil imports, but it's not all good news.
Agrilyst, an online platform that provides data analytics to greenhouse growers, took top honors at TechCrunch Disrupt's start-up pitch competition.
A fruit fly outbreak could push Florida into using aerial pesticide spraying, The Miami Herald reports.
Sunny Vergeese, CEO of Olam, says the El Nino weather phenomenon will likely be a "moderate" event and outlines his outlook for the prices of agricultural commodities.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine hasn’t hurt the country’s reputation as the breadbasket of Europe, a Ukraine minister told CNBC on Tuesday.
Ukraine Agriculture and Food Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko, says separatists in the country's eastern regions pose little threat to the country's agricultural exports.
The European Commission has announced a $557 million package of measures to provide relief for farmers.
Massive imports have driven down Indian soybean prices by 20 percent in four months and spurred crushers to close factories.
The economic fallout from the drop in farm income is hitting some parts of the country much harder than others.
Plans by Scotland, and possibly Germany, to ban genetically modified (GM) crops could prove a boon for farmers of conventional crops.