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  • Beef Retail Prices Up Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Beef Retail Prices Up

    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.

  • Oklahoma Tragedy: Counting the Cost of the Damage Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Oklahoma Tragedy: Counting the Cost of the Damage

    Thousands of insurance agents travel to the area to assist affected residents, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Trouble on American Farms: 'We Face a Grim Future' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Farmer Bill Maupin verifies that his equipment is dropping seeds at the appropriate depth as he plants a cornfield outside Henry, Ill.

    Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.

  • How Farm Waste May Make Biofuels Matter Again Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Climate Changer: CO2 & the Environment Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    Climate Changer: CO2 & the Environment

    William Happer, Princeton University professor, argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions are weakly linked to global warming and could actually increase agricultural productivity.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Next Group That May Be Slammed by Debt: Farmers Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    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 Profit Beats, but Warns on Gathering Storms Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    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."

  • USDA's New Crop Projections Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    USDA's New Crop Projections

    The USDA is unveiling its first, hard estimates of the crop year ahead, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Bad News, Barbecuers: Beef Prices at All-Time High Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Mass Honeybee Deaths: Getting Worse, Not Better Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Chicken or Beef? Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Chicken or Beef?

    Why consumers prefer chicken, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Tyson Profit Misses Estimates on Switch to Chicken Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Tyson Foods

    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.

  • Rat Meat: China Digests New Food Scandal Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Drought Worsens, Scorching Much of the Country Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    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 'Superbugs' Creep Into Food Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Ground beef exits a grinder.

    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.

  • Designer Genes: Court to Decide on DNA Patents Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    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.

  • Agricultural Stocks Look Interesting: Pro Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:05 AM ET
    Agricultural Stocks Look Interesting: Pro

    Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, tells CNBC the stocks he thinks you should be buying.

  • William Shakespeare Was a Tax Dodger: Study Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    As millions of procrastinating Americans prepare to file their taxes, here's a fun fact: William Shakespeare was a tax dodger!

  • Corn Prices Collapsing Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:27 PM ET
    Corn Prices Collapsing

    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.