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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Lightning Round: Goldcorp, Potash, Sina and More Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 7:09 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    International shipping companies have resumed deliveries of cocoa from the world’s largest supplier but analysts say the commodity will remain volatile for the foreseeable future.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Countries Most Vulnerable To Food Shock Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

  • America’s Fat Energy Budget For Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    From harvest to transportation to strorage and preparation, the US food system is about as energy inefficient as it gets — and it’s only getting worse.

  • Green And Local Don’t Always Make For Smart Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:09 PM ET

    Farmers markets are popping up across the country as often as a new crop of corn. But the problem of making a profit—for themselves and the farmers that supply them—grows as well.

  • Help Wanted On The Farm Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    A growing interest in small-scale agriculture  — blending entrepreneurism and sustainability — is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm.

  • Farm Subsidies Face The Budget Axe — Seriously Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,

  • High Hopes For High-Tech, High-Yield Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply.

  • Glencore Traders Urged Russia to Ban Grain Exports Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Glencore made a speculative bet on rising wheat and corn prices in the early stages of last summer’s Russian drought, when senior traders at the Swiss-based company publicly urged Russia to impose a grain export ban. The FT reports.

  • New Japan Homes Rise Amid Wrecked Lives Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 8:19 PM ET
    People take shelter at an evacuation centre in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 16, 2011.

    A month after the tsunami ripped apart the north-east coast of Japan, 36 families from Rikuzentakata have become the first to shift their few possessions into temporary housing, a move that marks a new beginning but also reinforces anxieties about what lies ahead. The FT reports.

  • Aroma of Coffee Profits Lures Vietnam Farmers Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Vietnam's Son La province is benefiting from a government drive to grow more high-quality beans. The FT reports.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 11:54 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Rising Tomato Prices Attract Vegetable Thieves Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes, has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits was watching, too, the New York Times reports.

  • And here's how market pros recommend cashing in on the rising inflation trade.

  • Cramer: 6 'Obvious' Trades Working Right Now Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 7:08 PM ET

    These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.

  • Santelli: Thank God Fed Can't Monetize Corn Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    Thursday’s USDA March U.S. acreage and stocks report showed what farmers are going to plant this spring came in at more than 92 million acres.  But  at  6.52 billion bushels, inventory is 15 percent less than one year ago, at a time when demand is strong.

  • US Expects Bigger Corn Crop to Ease Food Inflation Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    U.S. farmers are expected to boost the size of this year's corn crop, potentially easing global food inflation.

  • Could this Stock Rebuild Your Portfolio? Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Cramer interview the CEO of this recovery and reconstruction play.