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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • In Price of Farmland, Echoes of Another Boom Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
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    But as prices for agricultural land surge across America’s grain belt, regulators are warning that a new real estate bubble may be forming — echoing the frothy boom in home prices that saw values in Miami and Las Vegas skyrocket and then plummet, the New York Times reports.

  • Commodities Bull Market is Still in Place: Rogers Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Legendary investor Jim Rogers says the bull market in commodities is "still in place" and has a "long way to go."

  • Beef Prices Rising on Higher Feed Costs, Smaller Herds Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Like many commodities, beef prices are soaring because of surging demand in emerging markets, rising feed costs, and the lowest cattle herd in 53 years.

  • As Cotton Prices Rise, So May the Cost of Hotel Rooms Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    Apparel makers aren't the only ones stitching together a plan to deal with rising cotton costs. Hotel chains, including some of the world's biggest brands, are looking to pass costs on to customers as soaring commodity prices hit the bottom line.

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    The uprisings in the Middle East have been in part blamed on soaring food prices but one market watcher told CNBC those states with huge oil wealth should be better able to keep their people appeased by subsidizing food prices and other incentives.

  • Cramer's Common Sense Approach to Picking Stocks Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 7:06 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host explains how to navigate around the bears and locate opportunities.

  • Top Traders: Inflation Is Here Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress inflation is very low, the "Fast Money" traders on Wednesday provided their take on the topic.

  • Corn Reserves Drop to 15-Year Low Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    U.S. reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in over 15 years in part because of higher demand from the ethanol industry, hinting at tighter supplies and higher food prices in 2011.

  • Australian Storms Push Commodity Prices Higher Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    Clouds form over the central business district on Cairns waterfront as Queenslanders brace themsleves for Cyclone Yasi on February 1, 2011 in Cairns, Australia.

    Beyond the devastating loss of life and livelihoods, why should we care about the impact of these Australian natural disasters? The answer is simple, and very clear on the rioting streets of Egypt: commodity price inflation.

  • More Social Unrest, Currencies Turmoil: Jim Rogers Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:59 AM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    More social and political turmoil is likely in the future so commodities prices will continue rising, renowned investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.

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  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

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

  • Egypt Protests Negative for Growth: Nouriel Roubini Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.

  • US Approves Genetically Modified Alfalfa Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that he would authorize the unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa, setting aside a controversial compromise that had generated stiff opposition. The New York Times reports.

  • Plans to Keep Prices Affordable: General Mills CEO Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    As consumers shift back to buying brand-name products, Kendall Powell, the CEO of food company General Mills spacer, told CNBC Thursday that the company doesn’t want to pass the higher costs of commodities on to their customers.

  • Rising Commodity Prices Won't Cause Inflation Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 1:33 PM ET
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    The surge in commodity prices has many worried about skyrocketing food prices at home. But a look at how much the increase in raw commodities actually makes it to the plate, at least in the United States, shows that it is unlikely by itself to cause widespread inflation.

  • Ways to Profit From Rising Food Prices Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 10:48 AM ET
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    If you're looking to profit from rising world food prices or simply want to diversify your portfolio to hedge against inflation, the number of products offered continues to mushroom.

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    As food prices rise, consumers aren't the only ones affected. Commodity and labor costs stretch all the way from farm fields to production lines to grocery stores to restaurant menues to your dinner table.

  • Fertilizer Trade Too Frothy? Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    As Cargill exits Mosaic, the "Fast Money" traders reveal whether its time to take profits in the fertilizer trade.

  • Buy Food, China Is Hungry: Analysts Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chinese demand, the weather and political risks will lead to a very volatile year for soft commodities' prices, analysts at Swiss bank Sarasin wrote in a research note Wednesday.