Avian flu is proving economically painful, especially in Iowa and Wisconsin, but scientists say the danger may not extend to human health.
Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Alan Willits, Asia Pacific chairman of Cargill, outlines the factors that drive its business worldwide.
California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.
Rural thieves in bone-dry California are sacking water pumps and irrigation lines for copper, putting further pressure on farmers.
California has the most people and the biggest farm economy, but an epic drought is turning the two against each other.
Communities in the Golden State are expanding water recycling programs, and support for “toilet to tap” programs is growing.
Are farmers the bad guys in California's water crisis, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
John Key, prime minister of New Zealand, says the government prefers to invest in science and innovation so as to ensure productivity amid declining dairy prices.
Neeley Keeney's water delivery service is struggling to keep up with a booming demand in the drought-parched San Joaquin Valley.
Ocean water may help drought-stricken California, but a combination of economic, environmental and regulatory hurdles remain.
One of the hottest new areas for early-stage investors right now is vertical farming, says investment banker Craig Lawson.
"This property is a showpiece, it's kind of the hood ornament on our Mercedes," says William Randolph Hearst's great-grandson.
Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order slashing water use by 25 percent to deal with a drought that just won't quit. NBC News reports.
Mark Connelly of CLSA talks about what to expect from Monsanto's earnings, which are due on Wednesday.
California is bracing for year four of a major drought and many farmers already are reducing acreage.
Legal marijuana in Colorado is nearly twice as potent as illegal pot in the past, raising concerns about safety. NBC News reports.
In Canada, marijuana business owners can put their cash into a bank account instead of a vault, and they wear "clean suits" in growing facilities.
More than 90 percent of California is currently battling severe drought conditions.
Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.
In drought-stricken California, farmers make more selling water than rice. NBC News reports.