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  • Is pot sucking California dry?

    Marijuana is facing a new hurdle in the state of California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports how illegal pot production is contributing to the state's drought problem.

  • Coffee prices fall

    Coffee prices have dropped 5 percent over the last month, but are still one of the year's biggest commodity gainers. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the drought in Brazil may not be as bad as expected.

  • How Brazil drought impacts coffee

    CNBC's Jane Wells discusses how the drought in Brazil is affecting coffee prices.

  • CNBC.com hot list: Florida condo kick-out

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler provides insight to which stories are hot on the website.

  • USDA: Chances of El Nino now 50-67%

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the good and bad of El Nino if it develops near South American mines, and coffee and cocoa.

  • Drought hurts meat prices

    NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports the domestic cattle herd is the smallest it has been since 1951. The biggest culprit is California and the Southwest's record water shortages.

  • Agriculture demand back, tighter inventories: Pro

    The USDA's crop report came in lower than expected, and traders are tracking the volatility, with CME trader Chris Gersch and Chris Narayanan, Societe Generale.

  • Salmon taking a ride

    Some 30 million Chinook salmon, or "baby king salmon" are being driven by tanker trucks due to the fear of warmer and shallow waters from the California drought keeping them from swimming to the ocean this year. CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the details.

  • Salmon face climate woes

    The waters in California are too shallow and too warm for salmon to swim from Hatchery to the ocean. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the California drought is forcing tanker trucks to drive salmon to the ocean.

  • Drought slows down fracking

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • Water shortage threatens beer supply

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting brewers.

  • California drought hits Napa

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards.

  • Vail 'drives growth' despite drought

    Vail Resorts Chairman & CEO Robert Katz says his resort is still growing 6-8 percent despite the low snowfall in Tahoe.

  • Israel helping California's drought issues

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited California last week to seal a deal to help with the state's drought problem. CNBC's Josh Lipton explains irrigation technology.

  • California drought on avocados

    California may only produce 250 million pounds of avocados in 2014, compared to 15 million pounds last year. CNBC's Jane Wells reports this has nothing to do with the drought.

  • Cali's irrigation effort and industry

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the irrigation industry is being affected by California's record drought.

  • Severity of California drought

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the drought's economic costs.

  • $20 million in drought aid

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports farmers in California can now apply for $20 million in federal aid.

  • Corn Prices Collapsing

    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.

  • Milk: Got Sequester?

    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.