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  • Solar Energy Grows on North American Farms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Recurrent Energy solar power plant on a farm in northern California.

    Farmers in California and Ontario, Canada, are signing 20-year leases with a firm that places small solar installations on marginal land.

  • Corn Crisis Coming? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
    Corn Crisis Coming?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the price of corn and its impact on feed for raising cows.

  • Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    An aerial shot of Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, green isobutanol plant.

    A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.

  • The Best and Worst Jobs of 2012 Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
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    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

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    As more legal and illegal immigrants stay home, there is concern about how it will affect the US labor pool, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Herb on the Street: ETF Fees Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
    Herb on the Street: ETF Fees

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.

  • Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colors are sold as Easter gifts

    Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.

  • Rogers: 'I Hope That the Chinese Market Collapses So I Can Buy Shares'

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman, explains his bullish outlook on grains and China; how he views a global slowdown as a buying opportunity; and why he would buy gold on a dip.

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    German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.

  • ETF Strategist: Getting Your Arms Around Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    ETF Strategist

    In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio: Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable  minefield.

  • Drones Set Sights on US Skies Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
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    Unmanned drones are typically associated with war and spying. But a new law will permit the use of drones in the US for everything from selling real estate to dusting crops and monitoring oil spills.

  • Cramer Refutes Bearish Arguments Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

    “These pullbacks are temporary and not malignant,” the “Mad Money” host said.

  • Rodenator: Small Business vs. Small Critters Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
    Jane Wells with Rodenator

    One of the most popular booths at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., is Rodenator Worldwide. Why? You have to see it in action.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.

  • Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
    Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales

    Today is the biggest selling day of the year, explains Jim Goldman, Godiva Chocolatier president/CEO, who discusses the products that are sold and the cost of cocoa prices.

  • Syngenta Eyes More Earnings Growth in 2012 Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:07 AM ET
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    Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.

  • Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
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    Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • UPS, FedEx Growing by Tapping 'Adjacent Business' Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
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    Instead of just shipping products for companies, UPS and FedEx are also storing, maintaining and even customizing products — all with their own employees. CNBC's Brian Shactman explains.

  • Ohio Dairy Farm Coddles Cows With . . . Waterbeds? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad's Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds.