Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's three-day tour of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota found that timely moisture and early planting benefited spring wheat in many areas, while a lack of rain stunted prospects in others. Last year's record crop benefited from good subsoil reserves, said Terry Weckerly, a scout on the tour who farms near Hurdsfield,... » Read More
As more legal and illegal immigrants stay home, there is concern about how it will affect the US labor pool, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.
Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.
Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman, explains his bullish outlook on grains and China; how he views a global slowdown as a buying opportunity; and why he would buy gold on a dip.
German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.
In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.
If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable minefield.
Unmanned drones are typically associated with war and spying. But a new law will permit the use of drones in the US for everything from selling real estate to dusting crops and monitoring oil spills.
“These pullbacks are temporary and not malignant,” the “Mad Money” host said.
One of the most popular booths at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., is Rodenator Worldwide. Why? You have to see it in action.
As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.
Today is the biggest selling day of the year, explains Jim Goldman, Godiva Chocolatier president/CEO, who discusses the products that are sold and the cost of cocoa prices.
Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.
Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.
Instead of just shipping products for companies, UPS and FedEx are also storing, maintaining and even customizing products — all with their own employees. CNBC's Brian Shactman explains.
If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad's Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds.
Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.
CNBC's Brian Shactman goes inside the mad dash to move more than 25-million packages a day. It’s a revealing look at a complex system of jaw dropping automation at industry giants UPS and Fed Ex.
Signs look positive for the agricultural and fertilizer industries in 2012, and U.S. companies would likely benefit the most, investor Dennis Gartman said on “Fast Money.”
The new head of the U.N. food agency said he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 —and more people will go hungry.