Recognizing that economic development was at a standstill, county residents narrowly voted five years ago to allow corporate hog-feeding operations to move in and bolster the tax base in the county that abuts Colorado and is named after New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley of " Go West, young man" fame. It's a significant tradeoff: Kansas- based Seaboard Foods...» Read More
Lean ground beef is up 21 percent to $4.81 per pound, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it could turn more consumers to cheaper cuts of meat.
Thousands of insurance agents travel to the area to assist affected residents, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.
The renewable fuel sector struggles to find its voice in a world of renewed popularity for oil and gas. One part of that aims to transform agriculture waste into fuel.
William Happer, Princeton University professor, argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions are weakly linked to global warming and could actually increase agricultural productivity.
The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.
It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.
Deere reported higher earnings and forecast a record profit for the full year, even as it warned about "global financial pressures" and "adverse weather patterns."
The USDA is unveiling its first, hard estimates of the crop year ahead, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Outdoor chefs are in for an unhappy surprise as the grilling season approaches: The price of beef is pushing up the cost of a backyard barbecue.
Billions of honeybees keep dying each year. The demise of the bees is raising concerns about the cost to the nation's food supply and the sustainability of the beekeeping industry.
Why consumers prefer chicken, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Tyson Foods reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast.
Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's latest food safety scandal.
The drought that ravaged much of the U.S. in 2012 shows no sign of letting up in some sections of the country.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria—often called "superbugs"—are entering the nation's food system and endangering consumers at an alarming rate, according to an analysis of government data.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that calls into question whether DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, and remain off limits without the permission of the patent holder.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, tells CNBC the stocks he thinks you should be buying.
As millions of procrastinating Americans prepare to file their taxes, here's a fun fact: William Shakespeare was a tax dodger!
Corn futures are down to 9-month lows today; farmers plan to plant on 97 million acres this year. Virginia McGathey, McGathey Commodities president, discusses the impact this will have on the commodity.