Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Layoffs have begun in the poultry industry as thousands more birds are being slaughtered.
"The Chinese government hopes to develop itself on par with (the United States), Europe and Russia as an international leader," says one expert.
Government money's coming to help compensate farmers feeling the bird flu pinch.
Unrest is brewing among Assam's so-called Tea Tribes as changing weather patterns upset the economics of the industry.
Starting Monday, a national campaign will launch for DairyPure, placing all of the milk produced at Dean Foods' regional dairies under one label.
Governor Terry Branstad has declared a state of emergency in Iowa over the avian flu spread that has affected millions of birds.
Experts say the East Coast's plentiful water could cost cents per gallon to Californians and provide a stable, potable water supply.
When one thinks of big data, farmers don't come to mind. But one start-up is betting the farm that the industry is ripe for tech innovation.
Farmers are more tech savvy than you may think, and startups like 640 Labs, an offshoot of ag giant Monsanto's Climate Corporation, are aiming to increase farm efficiency and save the American farmer on costs through an "Internet of Farm Things" approach to crop management.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan has an update on the outbreak of more bird flu, impacting an estimated 5.5 million additional birds.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Tyson Foods' plan to cut the use of antibiotics in chicken.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on chicken rentals.
Sunrise Farms in Iowa has to destroy and dispose of 3.8 million birds. It's no small task.
California may be dry, but water-breeding mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, still may have another big year in 2015.
U.S. exports of poultry dropped sharply in February amid scares of the avian flu outbreak. The USDA reduced its forecast for exports in 2015.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell on the latest news in the bird flu outbreak.
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.