FRESNO, Calif.— A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. Experts cite two key reasons for California farms' strong showing even in dry times: a California almond boom fed by surging demand from China...» Read More
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.
If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable minefield.
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.
“These pullbacks are temporary and not malignant,” the “Mad Money” host said.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad's Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds.
Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.
CNBC's Brian Shactman goes inside the mad dash to move more than 25-million packages a day. It’s a revealing look at a complex system of jaw dropping automation at industry giants UPS and Fed Ex.
Signs look positive for the agricultural and fertilizer industries in 2012, and U.S. companies would likely benefit the most, investor Dennis Gartman said on “Fast Money.”
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.