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  • The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.

  • How to make tomorrow's food affordable

    CNBC visits Syngenta's U.K. research and development lab to discover what scientists are working on to solve food scarcity problems around the world.

  • Inside the world's first vertical farm

    CNBC takes a peek inside Sky Greens, the world¿s first commercial vertical farm in Singapore and questions whether this could be a viable alternative to traditional farming methods.

  • USDA regional offices closed

    The lack of USDA reporting adds uncertainty for those hedging in futures markets, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Regional offices, as well as the USDA website are closed amid the government shutdown.

  • Farmers can't access Federal loans

    As USDA offices are closed down because of the government shutdown, farmers can't get help from the recent storms and blizzards, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Farmers are surprised at the abundance of corn coming from their fields, with record harvests likely in many states including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio.

  • Another victim of the government shutdown...

    The federal government shutdown is really getting Larry Cihanek's goats—about 65 of them.

  • A cigar roller works in the Little Havana area of Miami.

    Cigar Aficionado magazine recently highlighted Miami's cigar industry describing the city as a "a new hot spot for creative cigarmakers."

  • A group of farm workers in California's Central Valley failed in an attempt to vote out the United Farm Workers union.

  • A union victory

    Workers from the nation's largest peach farm sent a petition to decertify their union. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the State Agriculture Labor Relations Board rejected their signatures, saying many were forged and that the farmer's company played an illegal role in the effort.

  • California farm workers protest to be allowed to vote to decertify the UFW.

    The Gerawan family, the nation's largest peach producer, is facing an unlikely challenge that is sending ripples across the farming community.

  • Union squeezing cash from forgotten members

    Some workers at Gerawan Farming have submitted signatures to decertify the union there. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the details of the labor fight.

  • A demonstration in Bogota supporting farmers

    Though consumers have access to more goods and merchandise, some groups, especially farmers, are struggling to survive amid a flood of cheap imports.

  • How to play today's crop report

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Ashley Gulke Leavitt, High Heels & Cowboy Boots, Inc., provide a preview of today's USDA crop production data.

  • Grapes drying in the sun at Raisin Valley Farms in Kerman, Calif.

    There's a government program that can force a farmer to hand over nearly half of his or her annual crop without getting paid for it. It's raisins.

  • Manufacturers of farming equipment are promoting agriculture's newest craze—"precision farming"—and they're taking fundamentally different approaches to the technology.

  • Farmland values hit record highs

    CNBC's Jane Wells peels open the truth about the rising price of farmland, despite falling corn prices.

  • After news that U.S. missile strikes in Syria could come "as early as Thursday," Cramer suggested some sectors that may help investors protect portfolios amid geopolitical turmoil.

  • Evolution of the tractor produces precision farming

    Traditional farming is going high tech, reports CNBC's Jane Wells with a look at the latest equipment designed to help farmers produce the best yields.

  • Neonic pesticides are a key part of the bee-killing problem, and "we can start to fix right now in our own backyards," a Friends of Earth researcher says.