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  • 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.

  • John Deere tractors sits on display at Klein Equipment, a John Deere dealership, in Galesburg, Ill.

    Deere reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations on Wednesday, strengthened by the farm industry in the Americas. Shares gained.

  • The head of cloning company Cryozootech, Eric Palmer, posing with a cloned horse Pieraz-Cryozootech-Stallion during its presentation to the press. The horse is a pure-bred Arab, from a castrated endurance champion, Pieraz.

    A judge ordered the American Quarter Horse Association to allow cloned horses to be entered into the breed's official registry, which could clear the way for the clones to race.

  • Where to find gains ahead of the taper

    A couple of trades could see upside ahead of the taper, Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners says.

  • Cow

    As the test-tube burger debuted last week, two rival visions for the future have emerged at the intersection of cattle and climate change: one with more cows, one with fewer.

  • Alex Huang is a mechanical and electrical engineer from Stanford who once worked for Steve Jobs, but now he's trying to keep the world's pigs healthy.

  • Global food prices could decline further in coming months, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, pointing to prospects of abundant grain supplies.

  • A research biologist takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants inside a climate chamber housed in Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis.

    In an effort to clean up the image of genetically modified crops, major seed and crop science companies launched GMOAnswers.com to answer questions about so-called GMOs.

  • AG gets really soft

    Focusing on agricultural commodities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and the "Futures Now" crew Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.

  • Syngenta not worried about Chinese slowdown: CEO

    Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, comments on quarterly earnings and highlights the strong underlying sales growth, the growth investments and how a Chinese slowdown is unlikely to impact the group.

  • How to invest in agribusinesses

    Martin Arnold, director of research analysis at ETF Securities, says that one of the benefits of agribusinesses is the fact it does not suffer from the volatility seen in equity markets.

  • Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

  • A coffee-bean picker at a plantation in Colombia.

    Though Colombia's cities are set to remain its primary growth engine, the country is now on the cusp of a rural revival.

  • Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.

  • Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.

  • Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • The Fed's Fisher warned of "feral hogs" in the market. Real feral pigs are a serious menace to farmland and the population is exploding.

  • A new U.S. road map to combat climate change may breathe new life into alternative energy, especially as a way to help generate electricity.

  • Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company's request to open an equine slaughterhouse. Officials say they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.