NEW BEDFORD, Mass.— For three centuries, fishing has been a way of life in New Bedford— and it's still going strong. Scholars say more ships sailed out of New Bedford alone than every other American port combined. But it's still a viable industry, and New Bedford's piers are alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the trade.» Read More
Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on Thursday because of a deadly E.coli outbreak centered in Germany, a move branded "disproportionate" by Brussels.
When the Chinese came looking for more soybeans in Uruaçu, Brazil, last year, they inquired about buying land — lots of it. Now some in Brazil are beginning to see those purchases as a problem.
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An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.
Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.
I hit the road Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. to drive to Mendota, in the heart of California's Central Valley. My assignment—report on plans to build California's largest nuclear power plant, even though there's a moratorium on new nuke facilities in the Golden State. What I found, driving the I-5 during the dark of night is not for the weak.
U.S. corn surpluses are expected to increase higher than anticipated this summer and grow even more next year, a trend that could help ease rising food and grain prices this year.
A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will be looking at the role of speculators in recent volatile commodities pricing, Commissioner Bart Chilton told CNBC Friday.
CNBC's Brian Shactman talks to industry insiders to find out the next great rare earth investments.
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Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
International shipping companies have resumed deliveries of cocoa from the world’s largest supplier but analysts say the commodity will remain volatile for the foreseeable future.
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A growing interest in small-scale agriculture — blending entrepreneurism and sustainability — is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm.
With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,
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