Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Dole's 90-Year-Old CEO Offers to Take It Private Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    Dole products

    Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.

  • Monsanto Wins Court Battle Against Organic Growers Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    The company won another round against organic growers as a court threw out their suit to keep Monsanto from suing if traces of its biotech genes are found in crops.

  • The Buzz: A Sperm Bank for Dwindling Honeybees Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Honeybee collecting nectar from sunflower

    Researchers are going to great lengths to keep American honeybees from dying off. Now, they have come up with a sperm bank.

  • Hog Stock: Inside China's Strategic Pork Reserve Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A Chinese vendor carries a slaughtered pig to his motorcycle at an abattoir, as he heads back to his stall at a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.

  • Unearthing Africa's Potential Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Unearthing Africa's Potential

    Mohamed Beavogui, Director of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Office at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, discusses why Africa's agricultural and economic potential is attracting attention.

  • Monsanto Saying No to GMO Crop Expansion in Europe Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Farmer Matt Wiggeim unstraps a delivery of Monsanto DeKalb brand seed corn on a farm in Princeton, Ill.

    Monsanto is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said.

  • Unapproved Monsanto Frankenwheat Found in Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    A strain of genetically engineered wheat never approved for sale or consumption was sprouting on a farm in Oregon, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.

  • Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon

    The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow? Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • 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.