Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's latest food safety scandal.
The drought that ravaged much of the U.S. in 2012 shows no sign of letting up in some sections of the country.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria—often called "superbugs"—are entering the nation's food system and endangering consumers at an alarming rate, according to an analysis of government data.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that calls into question whether DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, and remain off limits without the permission of the patent holder.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, tells CNBC the stocks he thinks you should be buying.
As millions of procrastinating Americans prepare to file their taxes, here's a fun fact: William Shakespeare was a tax dodger!
Corn futures are down to 9-month lows today; farmers plan to plant on 97 million acres this year. Virginia McGathey, McGathey Commodities president, discusses the impact this will have on the commodity.
Think beef is expensive now? A cow just sold for a record $170,000 at auction in Syracuse, New York.
U.S. corn and soybean futures plunged on Thursday, on track for their biggest daily loss in months, after a government crop report shocked professional traders.
A new study from the Sunlight Foundation reveals who is dominating the $1.5 billion lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. over immigration reform. You might be surprised by the results.
They got a little rain in Southeast Texas this week, but hardly enough to provide relief for rice farmers who are grappling with a third year of drought conditions and water constraints.
The rising cost of feed is pushing beef prices higher, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Nerves are on edge across the heartland, especially after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that it expects little relief from the drought over the next three months.
Milk is a huge deal in Washington. The milk industry carries a lot of weight. But now dairy farmers are utterly concerned about the relationship and you should be concerned about the impact, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
The New Mexico company, Valley Meat, drew complaints over a two-year period from federal inspectors and state regulators over its disposal of remains when it processed cattle for beef. The New York Times reports.
Why on earth is the Department of Agriculture keeping the names of which companies are in danger of defaulting on government loans a secret?
Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.
Here's a hint: It's not because of increased immigration enforcement or border violence.
Yusuf Alireza, CEO at Noble Group, tells CNBC why the commodities trading firm remains upbeat for 2013, despite posting a 14 percent fall in fourth quarter profit on losses at its agriculture business.
House Agriculture subcommittee chairman, Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX), talks to CNBC about what's likely to happen to food safety if the sequester causes a mass layoff of USDA inspectors.