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  • Where to find gains ahead of Fed's taper Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Where to find gains ahead of the taper

    A couple of trades could see upside ahead of the taper, Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners says.

  • More cowbell—or less? Climate plans in opposition Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Cow

    As the test-tube burger debuted last week, two rival visions for the future have emerged at the intersection of cattle and climate change: one with more cows, one with fewer.

  • Silicon Valley moves to save the bacon—literally Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:22 PM ET

    Alex Huang is a mechanical and electrical engineer from Stanford who once worked for Steve Jobs, but now he's trying to keep the world's pigs healthy.

  • Food prices could keep falling as crops boom Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Global food prices could decline further in coming months, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, pointing to prospects of abundant grain supplies.

  • Seed giants try to change image of GMO crops Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    A research biologist takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants inside a climate chamber housed in Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis.

    In an effort to clean up the image of genetically modified crops, major seed and crop science companies launched GMOAnswers.com to answer questions about so-called GMOs.

  • AG gets really soft Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    AG gets really soft

    Focusing on agricultural commodities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and the "Futures Now" crew Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.

  • Syngenta not worried about Chinese slowdown: CEO Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 1:10 AM ET
    Syngenta not worried about Chinese slowdown: CEO

    Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, comments on quarterly earnings and highlights the strong underlying sales growth, the growth investments and how a Chinese slowdown is unlikely to impact the group.

  • How to invest in agribusinesses Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    How to invest in agribusinesses

    Martin Arnold, director of research analysis at ETF Securities, says that one of the benefits of agribusinesses is the fact it does not suffer from the volatility seen in equity markets.

  • A hungry world: Lots of food, in too few places Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

  • Colombia: Urban Past, Rural Future? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:48 PM ET
    A coffee-bean picker at a plantation in Colombia.

    Though Colombia's cities are set to remain its primary growth engine, the country is now on the cusp of a rural revival.

  • Pol: US Risks Losing Pork Industry to China Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.

  • Smithfield CEO Faces Senate Grilling on Pork Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.

  • Congress Is Back, With a Full Bickering Agenda Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • Feral Pigs Are Going Hog Wild Across America Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 9:14 PM ET

    The Fed's Fisher warned of "feral hogs" in the market. Real feral pigs are a serious menace to farmland and the population is exploding.

  • Second wind: Renewable energy down but not out Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    A new U.S. road map to combat climate change may breathe new life into alternative energy, especially as a way to help generate electricity.

  • Request OK'd for First Horse Slaughterhouse in US Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company's request to open an equine slaughterhouse. Officials say they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.

  • USDA: 97.4 Million Acres of Corn Planted Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    USDA: 97.4 Million Acres of Corn Planted

    Farmers are planting more corn than expected -- in fact, they planted more than any year since 1936, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The USDA also expects record Soy crops, she says.

  • How Best to Feed the World Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How Best to Feed the World

    Find out what techniques and technologies are being developed to feed the world in a way that is sustainable for the planet.

  • DuPont: Listening to Our Customers First Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    DuPont: Listening to Our Customers First

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman about the company's current efforts in the U.S., its enzyme business and in what ways her company works to help its customers.

  • Genetic Modification: Seed Companies Fight Back Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Genetically modified seeds are used in corn and soybeans grown in the US, but the debate over the effects of tinkering with Mother Nature hasn't gone away.