Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.
Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.
The Fed's Fisher warned of "feral hogs" in the market. Real feral pigs are a serious menace to farmland and the population is exploding.
A new U.S. road map to combat climate change may breathe new life into alternative energy, especially as a way to help generate electricity.
Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company's request to open an equine slaughterhouse. Officials say they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.
Farmers are planting more corn than expected -- in fact, they planted more than any year since 1936, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The USDA also expects record Soy crops, she says.
Find out what techniques and technologies are being developed to feed the world in a way that is sustainable for the planet.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman about the company's current efforts in the U.S., its enzyme business and in what ways her company works to help its customers.
Genetically modified seeds are used in corn and soybeans grown in the US, but the debate over the effects of tinkering with Mother Nature hasn't gone away.
Activists against genetically modified seeds are speaking out so loudly, companies now feel compelled to address the issue, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Billionaire Bill Koch is selling his Cape Cod mansion for $15 million, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
As China pushes forward with urbanization, some farmers are being forced to exchange their ploughs for city life. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
A swine virus previously unseen in North America and deadly to young pigs is spreading rapidly across the United States.
Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?
Last year $2 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by regulators.
A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices.
Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.
The company won another round against organic growers as a court threw out their suit to keep Monsanto from suing if traces of its biotech genes are found in crops.
Researchers are going to great lengths to keep American honeybees from dying off. Now, they have come up with a sperm bank.
Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.