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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Healthy Eating Puts Dent in US Wallets: Study Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.

  • Business Forecast — Good Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .

  • Heat From Midwest to NY Not Taking Weekend Off Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
    Pigeons cool by a fountain during the heatwave.

    A heat wave that spread from the Midwest to the Northeast tormented millions of people with blasts of 100-degree temperatures and bog-like humidity as blackouts struck neighborhoods and deaths were blamed on the hot weather.

  • Heat Wave May Hit Corn Crop—And Food Prices Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

    If the scorching heat wave continues much longer, there could be an impact on the U.S. corn crop—and on consumer's wallets.

  • The Heat is On: Ag Stocks Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    The Heat is On: Ag Stocks

    An update on how the heat is impacting energy stocks and agriculture, with Rich Ilczyszyn, Lind-Waldock, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Muddy Waters founder Carson Block

    Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters, says he never knew anyone would be interested in his reports on U.S.-listed Chinese companies.

  • Unleash the Hogs! China Takes Its Pork Seriously Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    RIZHAO, CHINA - JANUARY 24: (CHINA OUT) A villager inspects the drought situation on his farmland on January 24, 2011 in Rizhao, Shandong province of China. Facing shortage of water, local government plans to invest 275 million yuan, about 41.7 million US dollars, to build a set of irrigation projects, after a severe drought hit the Sandong Province covering a reported area of more than 20, 106. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in an unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, the New York Times reports.

  • Corn Supplies Jump, Easing Shortage Worries Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    Corn supplies are forecast to be higher than expected this fall. A larger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

  • Prices Force Blackstone to Drop China Stake Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | 8:46 PM ET
    Citizens purchase goods at a supermarket in Beijing, China.

    Blackstone pulled out of its investment in a Chinese agricultural company earlier this year after the mainland group warned the buy-out firm that its involvement would complicate moves to raise prices, according to three people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Farms Keep Nebraska Economy Growing: Governor Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Nebraska is in a positive state of mind thanks to a diversified economy and controlling spending, Gov. Dave Heineman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Prices Soar as China Goes Nuts for Cashews Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:30 PM ET

    China’s buying of raw materials may be slowing, but an appetite for healthier living among the country’s fast-growing middle class has stoked demand for nuts, sending prices of cashews and other snacks to record levels. The FT reports.

  • Cramer’s Cadre of Chemical Stocks Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:04 PM ET

    And they’re more than plays on just that sector. In fact, they’re making money right now in multiple bull markets.

  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
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    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.

  • Australia Takes the Lead in Trading Water Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | 10:34 PM ET

    Is water the next big investment idea? Australia is sure betting on it.  The industry is valued at up to $27 billion in Australia, while last year alone over $3 billion in water rights were traded in the open market.

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    The global debt crisis has sparked riots in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, but while you were watching the mayhem on TV, you might not have noticed that there’s a riot brewing at your kitchen table.

  • Cramer: 9 Things to Watch Next Week Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 6:03 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals which companies' earnings reports are important to monitor.