SAN DIEGO— Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture...» Read More
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, 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.
The "Mad Money" host details a long-term theme he thinks is worth considering.
Milk is on track to be the top performing commodity for the year, in terms of price percentage gains.
Analysis on why grain prices are up and where they are headed, with Jerry Gulke, The Gulke Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.
While the latest crop report has sent corn and wheat prices down, esteemed commodities trader Dennis Gartman sees opportunities.