Argentina, an agricultural powerhouse, produces all the ethanol it uses. Ethanol production is about 800,000 cubic meters, of which 59 percent is corn-based and 41 percent is cane-based, said the head of the Argentine Biofuels Association, Claudio Molina. Molina specified the ethanol would be produced in Argentina and said the measure would likely become...» Read More
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Researchers are going to great lengths to keep American honeybees from dying off. Now, they have come up with a sperm bank.
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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.
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The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
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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."
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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.