Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.
CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Samuel Allen, Deere & Company chairman & CEO, about the company's R&D spending and new product lines, including the use of new technology to improve yield.
The ongoing drought in California is cutting back the state's rice crop. It's gotten so bad, one rice farmer said they might have to sell the land.
Crop and livestock producers are feeling down about their situations, according to a survey released Monday. Falling crop prices are partly to blame.
One of the hardest hit countries by the ongoing drought is Nicaragua, which is experiencing its worst dry spell in 32 years.
The U.S. is not the only country suffering from drought. The lack of rainfall in countries like China, Colombia and Australia is raising alarms.
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent roughly three times their spending in all of 2013.
A tongue-in-cheek effort to replace the bear on California's state flag with a camel is really meant to show just how serious the drought has become.
After corn prices peaked during a 2012 drought, this year's record harvest has pushed prices to lows and forced farmers to postpone purchases.
Asia's newly minted chocoholics are tempting sweets-makers, but challenges range from different cultural tastes to the region driving up cocoa prices.
Tensions are mounting between ranchers and farmers, and the oil and gas industry, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.
Jerry Gulke, Gulke Group, and Bob McCan, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, weigh in on how beef and corn prices are impacting the commodities market and the consumer.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at what record high beef prices, a bumper corn crop, and specially-grown watermelons and pumpkins means for consumers.
When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and keep the remainder alive.
The union says rather than abandoning the farm, it has worked at various times over the years to try to negotiate a contract.
CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.
A group of California farm workers voted on whether to kick out the United Farm Workers. That was last November.
"Egypt is the largest importer of wheat in the world, but they have to buy it on the spot market," says Philip Blumberg.
The three-year drought in California is officially the worst drought on record for the state, already costing over $2 billion and 17,000 jobs.
Japan's Panasonic, best known for its television sets and home theater systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.