Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Despite BHP Offer, Potash Is Still a Buy Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 7:33 PM ET

    Cramer typically recommends the selling of any company that has received a takeover bid. But not this time. Here's why.

  • From Russia with Profits: Spy Pictures of Crops Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    Using infrared and microwave images of the entire planet taken twice a day, Lanworth can distinguish between each type of agricultural commodity—corn, soybeans, wheat and on and on—and discover the total number of acres of each planted overall.

  • Potash Rejects BHP Billiton Bid as Undervalued Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 8:07 AM ET
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    Potash of Saskatchewan said Tuesday its board has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from BHP Billiton worth about $38.49 billion, saying it undervalues the fertilizer producer.

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    First it was beer, now — gasp! — bacon prices are on the rise. But don't panic, America. It's actually a good sign for the economy!

  • US Farmers to Benefit From Failing Wheat Crops Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 10:52 AM ET
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    US farmers will reap the benefits from failing crops round the world, the US Department of Agriculture said on Thursday as it forecast the country’s second-largest wheat exports in 15 years, worth billions of dollars. The FT reports.

  • These 4 Sectors Bottomed on Thursday Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 7:13 PM ET

    Cramer knew a third of the market would. It was just a question of who.

  • Avoid Tech and Banks, Buy This Sector Instead Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 3:09 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on gold and more.

  • Russia's Bad Reputation Brings Good Returns Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 4:48 AM ET
    The Spasskaya Tower in Red Square, Moscow.

    Russia's reputation as a dangerous country for investors actually gives foreigners brave enough to invest there an advantage, Jochen Wermuth, CIO of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Drought Doubles the Price of Barley in 6 Weeks Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 7:20 AM ET

    “The rise has gone unnoticed because all the attention was on wheat,” Abdolreza Abbassian, senior grain economist at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, told the Financial Times.

  • Cramer: Russian Wheat-Export Ban Means Ag Bull Market Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 7:24 PM ET

    How you can capitalize on the ag bull market Cramer thinks is "here to stay."

  • Zaidi: One Earth is Not Enough For Our Survival Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    In 2050, we expect the world population to reach 9 billion people. If we continue on the same path as we are today, those 9 billion people will require the resources of 2.3 planets in order to survive. While humankind has achieved many amazing technological innovations throughout time, creating two more Earths is likely out of the question.

  • Wheat Soars; Rogers Sees 'Much Higher' Food Prices Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 4:29 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The July rise in wheat prices, the fastest in 51 years, indicates that shortages in agriculture are coming, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told Tuesday.

  • The Best Trade on Ethanol Growth Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 7:18 PM ET

    It isn’t a pure play, though. This time Cramer took a different approach.

  • Tomorrow's Trades - Capital Ideas Into Year's End Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 4:45 PM ET
    Over the past several weeks the traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

    Traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed some of their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

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    Tobacco stocks year-to-date have outperformed the market and offer attractive dividends.

  • Markets Will Rally Into Year End: Strategist Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks were lower on Thursday following signs that the recovery remains tepid, even as companies report strong earnings. So where should investors look to put their money amidst the uncertainty? Jay Leupp at Grubb & Ellis AGA and Harry Clark of Clark Capital Management Group discussed their views.

  • French policemen carry away a Greenpeace activist during a protest in front of the right-wing ruling UMP party headquarters in Paris on March 31, 2008. Greenpeace members demonstrated by dropping nine tons of corn 'not genetically modified' in front of the building a day ahead of the debate at the National Assembly on the bill on GMO.

    After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc is pulling back on efforts to assert its authority over one highly contentious issue, genetically modified foods. The New York Times reports.

  • Jim Rogers Sees Bond Market Bubble Developing Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 3:35 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Bond markets are a bubble waiting to burst because the world economy is facing even worse problems after central banks flooded markets with cash to try to get out of the crisis, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • Fostering China’s Taste for Nuts Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
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    How might the Chinese best like to snack on their almonds? Pickled with chili peppers? Wrapped in seaweed like sushi? Or perhaps mixed with donkey hide glue, a substance prized in traditional Chinese medicine?

  • New Government Program Develops Future Fuels Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    New financing from the federal government may help biotech companies develop fuels of the future, helping reduce America's dependence on oil.