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Food and Beverage Agriculture


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    The new head of the U.N. food agency said he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 —and more people will go hungry.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    Mitt Romney, well aware of the Christian conservatives aligned against him, is devoting special attention to voters who he thinks should be natural supporters: businesspeople who appreciate his private-sector experience and his focus on the economy.

  • Cramer: This Money-Making Trend Isn't Going Away Soon Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host details a long-term theme he thinks is worth considering.

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    Milk is on track to be the top performing commodity for the year, in terms of price percentage gains.

  • Where Will Grain Prices Be Next Year? Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Where Will Grain Prices Be Next Year?

    Analysis on why grain prices are up and where they are headed, with Jerry Gulke, The Gulke Group.

  • Farmer Howard Buffett Gets Spotlight in Primetime Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
    Howard Buffett drives a piece of farm equipment in this frame grab from a profile of Warren Buffett's son on CBS' 60 Minutes.

    Howard Buffett, Warren's oldest son, was the subject of an in-depth profile on the CBS News program 60 Minutes over the weekend.  He's shown as a hands-on Nebraska farmer who likes to harvest his own crops.

  • Corzine's Return Engagement Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
    Corzine's Return Engagement

    Tomorrow, the Senate Agriculture Committee will put Jon Corzine, former MF Global CEO, back in the hot seat for more questioning regarding the whereabouts of hundreds of millions of dollars in customer funds. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Farms Hit From MF Global Collapse Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Farms Hit From MF Global Collapse

    A look at some of the farmers that used MF Global to purchase futures contracts to lock in a price for livestock or crops, with Marty Klinker, grain farmer.

  • Government Counting Sheep? Now, Only in Its Dreams Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Forced to cut its budget, the Agriculture Department has decided to eliminate dozens of reports, including the annual goat census (current population: three million), and the number of catfish on the nation’s fish farms (177 million, not counting the small fry), the New York Times reports.

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    As extreme weather events continue to decrease land availability, prices are going up, and investors are getting in. 

  • In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.

  • Paper Clips or Police? Budget Cuts Force Tough Choices Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Do high gas prices scare you? You don’t know the half of it: One police department suggested high gas prices and budget cuts could force them to FIGHT LESS CRIME. *Shudder.*

  • Local Butchers Expand Their Market Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:25 PM ET

    Butcher shops, once a vestige, are opening in many cities where buying meat has often been reduced to staring down a sea of plastic-wrapped foam trays. These new stores offer much more.

  • Farmers Cash In on Legal Weed: Hay Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    Prices for hay — the legal weed — are on fire. They're rising faster than prices for corn, thanks to a drought in Texas, plus rising demand as farmers avoid paying for more expensive feed. In addition, increased regulations in some areas are making hay farming more difficult.

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • Listeria Outbreak Traced to Cantaloupe Packing Shed Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    A nationwide listeria outbreak that has killed 25 people who ate tainted cantaloupe was probably caused by unsanitary conditions in the packing shed of the Colorado farm where the melons were grown, federal officials said Wednesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Jim Chanos' Favorite Shorts Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
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    Hedge-fund heavyweight Jim Chanos, head of $6.7 billion Kynikos Associates, the world's largest short selling fund, gave his current list of favorite shorts to investors at the seventh annual Value Investing Congress in New York.

  • Italian PM Berlusconi Wins Key Confidence Vote Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
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    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a crucial vote of confidence on Friday, giving his struggling center-right government a new, but probably short, lease of life.

  • Cramer's Top Dividend Stocks 2011 Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    In chaotic and difficult market environments, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, dividend-paying stocks pay investors to wait until the market calms and the economy improves.

    We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.

  • Dennis Gartman: Bullish on Wheat Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    While the latest crop report has sent corn and wheat prices down, esteemed commodities trader Dennis Gartman sees opportunities.