Winter weather conditions won't help end drought-stricken areas of the country, government forecasters say.
Shares of Tyson Foods are up this week as the company released earnings. But, will this stock be a chicken in your portfolio?
Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.
Caterpillar infestations in Brazil's grain belt prompted the agriculture ministry to declare a state of emergency in two producer states.
A solution is being explored that has caught on elsewhere: mobile slaughterhouses where livestock can be killed, quartered, packaged and frozen.
The Obama administration wants to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, which could cut into farmers' profits for corn.
Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are giving way to corn fields to feed growing demands for ethanol.
Eric Stryson, Director at Global Institute for Tomorrow says governments should take a stronger role in pricing and regulating the types of food people eat.
The government paid $11.3m in farm subsidies to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership. The New York Times reports.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.
CNBC visits Syngenta's U.K. research and development lab to discover what scientists are working on to solve food scarcity problems around the world.
CNBC takes a peek inside Sky Greens, the world¿s first commercial vertical farm in Singapore and questions whether this could be a viable alternative to traditional farming methods.
The lack of USDA reporting adds uncertainty for those hedging in futures markets, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Regional offices, as well as the USDA website are closed amid the government shutdown.
As USDA offices are closed down because of the government shutdown, farmers can't get help from the recent storms and blizzards, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Farmers are surprised at the abundance of corn coming from their fields, with record harvests likely in many states including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio.
The federal government shutdown is really getting Larry Cihanek's goats—about 65 of them.
Cigar Aficionado magazine recently highlighted Miami's cigar industry describing the city as a "a new hot spot for creative cigarmakers."
A group of farm workers in California's Central Valley failed in an attempt to vote out the United Farm Workers union.
Workers from the nation's largest peach farm sent a petition to decertify their union. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the State Agriculture Labor Relations Board rejected their signatures, saying many were forged and that the farmer's company played an illegal role in the effort.
The Gerawan family, the nation's largest peach producer, is facing an unlikely challenge that is sending ripples across the farming community.