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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland tightened its grip on GrainCorp, hiking its bid to $2.9 billion, but may need to offer more to win over Australia's last major independent grains handler.

  • Drought Lives on in Beef Prices

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday that after the worst drought in half a century, the corn and soybean crops are not quite as bad as feared. But damage has been done to the beef industry. 

  • Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming

    Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.

  • East Coast Braces for Big Storm

    Heavy rains and flooding are expected in the Mid-Atlantic states, but high winds may be felt from the Carolinas up, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Korean Firm Indicted in Alleged Theft of DuPont Secrets

    DuPont reported quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations on Tuesday, and announced plans to cut 1,500 jobs.

  • McDonald's: US Growth Slowing

    Robert Derrington, Northcoast Research, offers insight on McDonald's earnings and what they mean about the U.S. economy.

  • What do you do with an overcrowded city? The answer seems obvious. Upwards you go. Cities worldwide are reaching for the stratosphere as office space and apartments skim the skyline. Now they may have a new neighbor as the seeds of an agricultural revolution are being sown.

  • Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.

  • Food prices have been rising steadily around the world and this summer's drought isn't the only reason why, according to Frederick Kaufman, author of "Bet the Farm: How Food STOPPED Being Food."

  • Higher Highs for Food Crops Hinge on South American Weather

    The chapter isn't yet closed on this year's surge in food crop prices following the worst drought in the U.S. in over 50 years.

  • Apple Shortage Hits Local Farms

    Roderick Dressel, Dressel Farms co-owner, explains his farm is currently bringing in about 20 percent less bushels of apples this year.

  • Pros: Corn Pop to Continue

    Corn surges 4 percent on the USDA crop report. Should investors buy the corn pop, with Chip Flory, Pro Farmer Newsletter, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Marion Kujawa looks over a pond he uses to water the cattle on his farm on July 16, 2012 in Ashley, Illinois. Kujawa has been digging the pond deeper after it began to dry up during the current drought. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record.

    With severe droughts and little increase in demand, major U.S. food companies are turning to technology in order to increase their pricing power.

  • Sweet Wheat Trade Heading Into Crop Report

    Should you buy wheat ahead of the crop report? Discussing the USDA report, which hits the market Thursday, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex..

  • USDA Playing Chicago Politics?

    Watchdog group Judicial Watch is claiming that during a U.S. Department of Agriculture diversity training workshop, employees were instructed to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch founder, discusses whether this is another example of brainwashing Obama's agenda.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • Cows waiting to be milked

    I consider it my duty to keep you informed of the upcoming end of the world. The signs are everywhere.

  • TIANLIN, CHINA - MAY 12: A villager looks at the parched paddy on May 12, 2012 in Tianlin county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. A lingering drought has dried up most of rivers as high temperature and little rainfall over the past three months this year. Tianlin county had suffered from severe drought over the past three years.

    World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output.