CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed in early trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was lower 6.25 cents to $5.20 a bushel; December corn was 2.25 cents lower at $3.96 a bushel; December oats were 5 cents higher at 2.24 a bushel; while November soybeans gained 1.50 cents to 8.8960 a bushel. December live cattle was 3.38 cents...» Read More
It’s a fact many Americans don’t think about when shopping for their dinner table. Children as young as 8 years old may be picking their food.
Sugar prices may soften over the course of this year, breaking ranks with the rest of the commodity market's "Breakfast Club" of corn, wheat, soybeans and cocoa, which surged to multi-month and all-time highs as dry weather ravaged crops.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on child labor on America's farms.
It's something you may not think about while shopping at your grocery store, but children may be picking your produce. In a joint investigation with NBC affiliate KNTV, our Investigations Inc. team found U.S. citizens who have no other choice in order to make ends meet, with NBC's Stephen Stock.
By December, the average poultry producer is probably going to lose about 5 to 10 cents a pound thanks to the summer's record corn prices, according to Heather Jones of BB&T Capital.
The latest numbers from the USDA firm up the outlook for this year's corn crop, and the final numbers may not be as bad as some feared.
A 74-year old farmer in a small town in southern Germany who had intended to grow sunflowers says he planted more than 1,000 cannabis shrubs by mistake.
The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.
There's no question there will be less corn than expected, and that has driven grain prices to record levels. There is some question as to how much corn farmers will suffer.
U.S. farmers are heading for their most profitable year on record despite the worst drought in half a century as high grain prices and payouts from a federal crop insurance program compensate for a smaller harvest, the Financial Times reports.
With $8 corn appearing to be the new normal, retail food prices are already rising. I asked a cattleman, two dairy farmers, a hog farmer and a couple of egg producers t how much corn is needed to feed a single animal over its lifespan, and how much product they get from that animal.
Thousands of patients claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms. We asked High Times Cultivation Editor Danny Danko to put a cost on this relief.
There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor.
Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.
The extreme heat wilting crop harvests across the U.S. is exerting a “big” toll on input prices, the chief executive of Sunny Delight told CNBC Wednesday, issuing a call for the government to suspend mandates that divert corn into biofuels.
Is agriculture feeling a little down on the farm? End of the world coming with this drought? Clearly the gloom and doomers haven't met the Peterson Farm Brothers.
While wreaking havoc on grain crops, the worst U.S. drought in a half century is providing opportunities for companies that provide and pump the most precious of commodities — water. While the drought is testing farmers and food producers, the volatility in weather patterns is giving water companies new revenue sources, as they provide solutions to the environmental challenges.
Action in Washington, combined with the ongoing efforts by our agricultural experts to mitigate the effects of this drought will ensure that agriculture remains a strong pillar of the U.S. economy that provides good jobs and feeds the world.
A drought that has ravaged U.S. crops and sent key commodity prices surging has yet to take a toll on Annie’s pricing or its bottom line, the CEO told CNBC in an interview Wednesday.
As drought continues to affect most of the country, our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of farm families who have been affected by this disaster. Today, USDA’s focus remains on doing all we can to support farm and ranch families in an uncertain time.