Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • A tractor cuts down corn in a field designated as zero yield on a farm in Vigo County near Terre Haute, Indiana.

    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?

  • Dupont CEO: We are spinning off our chemicals division

    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.

  • Wheat field in Brazil

    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.

  • Gas pump with ethanol biofuel.

    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.

  • Is your food really safe?

    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.

  • How to make tomorrow's food affordable

    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.

  • Inside the world's first vertical farm

    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.

  • USDA regional offices closed

    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.

  • Farmers can't access Federal loans

    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.

  • Another victim of the government shutdown...

    The federal government shutdown is really getting Larry Cihanek's goats—about 65 of them.

  • A cigar roller works in the Little Havana area of Miami.

    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.

  • A union victory

    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.

  • California farm workers protest to be allowed to vote to decertify the UFW.

    The Gerawan family, the nation's largest peach producer, is facing an unlikely challenge that is sending ripples across the farming community.