*Malawi highlights perils of aid reliance without industrialising. LILONGWE, Feb 7- As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head. Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in the space of a year, and now costs around...» Read More
And they’re more than plays on just that sector. In fact, they’re making money right now in multiple bull markets.
US companies in agriculture and technology are strong investments, particularly those that offer big dividends, BlackRock CEO and chairman Laurence Fink told CNBC Tuesday.
If you grow peanuts in this country, the government will pay you to keep them in storage—instead of selling them—if the price of peanuts falls below a certain target and the farmers decide to forfeit their crop.
U.S. families are going to have to be a bit more savvy to bring their Thanksgiving dinner to the table on budget. According to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of the turkey and all the fixings has risen 1.3 percent from last year. However, according to a survey by Walmart, three out of five American families are trying to serve their holiday meal on the same budget as last year.
Once reviled, Japan's koshu grapes could soon deserve a place among the world’s fine white-wine grapes as local producers change their winemaking practices. The NYT reports.
Cotton prices are rising dramatically. Analysts say several factors are involved in this historic move, and the macro picture for cotton is more complex than a simple weak dollar, strong commodity play.
In its most recent CPI report for food, the USDA reported that prices are expected to rise in 2011. For all food, prices are expected to rise two to three percent, which is double the levels of 2010. Meat prices are expected to rise up to 3.5 percent, and dairy 5.5 percent.
The produce industry — rocked by several major recalls in recent years linked to outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria — has been searching for a better way to wash its greens. Now, the nation’s leading producer of bagged salad greens, Fresh Express, says that washing them in a mild acid solution accomplishes the task. The NYT reports.
As stocks ended off session highs Wednesday, the traders discussed some stocks that caught their attention.
From oil to corn, the commodities sector is on fire. Gold, silver and copper are at all-time highs as the U.S. dollar loses value.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for vehicles manufactured since 2007.
Extreme weather this year has sent grain prices soaring, jolting commodities markets and creating fears of tight supplies that could eventually hit consumers’ wallets. The NYT reports.
It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.
Plus, a look at low P/E multiples, earnings and the ag market.
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The "Mad Money" host explains what's important to watch for when companies report next week.
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BHP Billiton said on Friday it expected to lodge a motion within the next few days to challenge a lawsuit filed by Potash to fend off the miner's $39 billion hostile takeover bid.
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
Mike Sutherlin, CEO of Joy Global, talks candidly about takeovers with the desk.