Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • Farmland values in the U.S. Plains states jumped more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.

  • A researcher sorts leaf samples from a soybean plant at a Monsanto facility.

    The United States Supreme Court will decide that in a case involving a 75-year-old farmer from Indiana named Vernon Bowman. Monsanto sued Bowman in 2007, claiming the farmer has for years used seeds reaped from a first crop of Monsanto Roundup Ready soybean seeds to grow another crop.

  • Pro trader Jim Iuorio explains why he thinks the price of corn could continue to fall.

  • The Tortoise Rally

    Taking a closer look at the broader market, with Mark Travis, Intrepid Capital Funds and Peter Sorrentino, Huntington Asset Advisors.

  • John Deere Hybrid Tractor

    Deere, the world's largest farm equipment maker, reported first-quarter results above analysts' expectations as farmers geared up to plant the biggest corn crop in U.S. history.

  • Agriculture Outlook: Corn, Soybeans & More

    Despite the historic drought of 2012, more corn is expected, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. It is still the lowest amount in well over a decade.

  • The Agriculture Department expects the U.S. to end up with more corn than expected, though the country will still have the tightest supplies in well over a decade.

  • A sharp rise in the cost of onions – a vegetable of volatile price that is credited with toppling two Indian governments since 1980 – has sent jitters through the Congress-led coalition government of Manmohan Singh, the prime minister. FT reports.

  • Chicken wing prices have spiked, making this year's Super Bowl parties more expensive than last year. Maybe it's time to serve bacon instead of wings!

  • The Rock on 'Got Milk'

    Per capita milk consumption has fallen 23 percent since 1975. Does milk need a super hero? Enter Dwayne Johnson, aka "The Rock," America's new milkman.

  • Mike Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Agrium Inc

    Agrium CEO Mike Wilson told CNBC Tuesday that criticism from activist hedge fund Jana Partners, which has called for a breakup of the Canadian fertilizer company, "has no legs."

  • Light snow expected next week in crop growing areas of the United States will provide only minor relief from the worst drought in more than 50 years, an agricultural meteorologist said Friday.

  • Despite the warnings that last summer's historic drought would drive up the cost of food, prices rose only 2.6 percent in 2012. But food inflation is expected to rise above the historical average in 2013.

  • DuPont CEO on Q4 Earnings & Agriculture Biz

    DuPont reported Q4 revenue of $7.3 billion versus and estimate of $7.258 billion. More on the quarter and what's ahead for the company, with DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • West Coast Wrap: Live Cattle, Artichokes & More

    Live cattle futures fell on news of dwindling supplies, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Frozen cauliflower crop in Coahella, California.

    Nearly all of the fresh lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes and other winter vegetables grown in the U.S. come from Southern California and Arizona, and the USDA said prices have jumped considerably.

  • Farmers & the Freeze Bonus

    CNBC's Jane Wells on how the deep freeze may be bad for consumers but is very good for farmers.

  • Oranges sit on the ground damaged by a severe cold snap.

    A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

  • Pro trader Jim Iuorio explains how he's trading corn futures now.

  • Pro: Watch Wheat Heading Into Crop Report

    India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.