Farmers are more tech savvy than you may think, and startups like 640 Labs, an offshoot of ag giant Monsanto's Climate Corporation, are aiming to increase farm efficiency and save the American farmer on costs through an "Internet of Farm Things" approach to crop management.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan has an update on the outbreak of more bird flu, impacting an estimated 5.5 million additional birds.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Tyson Foods' plan to cut the use of antibiotics in chicken.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on chicken rentals.
Sunrise Farms in Iowa has to destroy and dispose of 3.8 million birds. It's no small task.
California may be dry, but water-breeding mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, still may have another big year in 2015.
U.S. exports of poultry dropped sharply in February amid scares of the avian flu outbreak. The USDA reduced its forecast for exports in 2015.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell on the latest news in the bird flu outbreak.
Avian flu is proving economically painful, especially in Iowa and Wisconsin, but scientists say the danger may not extend to human health.
Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Alan Willits, Asia Pacific chairman of Cargill, outlines the factors that drive its business worldwide.
California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.
Rural thieves in bone-dry California are sacking water pumps and irrigation lines for copper, putting further pressure on farmers.
California has the most people and the biggest farm economy, but an epic drought is turning the two against each other.
Communities in the Golden State are expanding water recycling programs, and support for “toilet to tap” programs is growing.
Are farmers the bad guys in California's water crisis, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
John Key, prime minister of New Zealand, says the government prefers to invest in science and innovation so as to ensure productivity amid declining dairy prices.
Neeley Keeney's water delivery service is struggling to keep up with a booming demand in the drought-parched San Joaquin Valley.
Ocean water may help drought-stricken California, but a combination of economic, environmental and regulatory hurdles remain.
One of the hottest new areas for early-stage investors right now is vertical farming, says investment banker Craig Lawson.
"This property is a showpiece, it's kind of the hood ornament on our Mercedes," says William Randolph Hearst's great-grandson.