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  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • Food prices jump   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    Food prices jump

    The government is saying food prices saw the biggest monthly increase in nearly 2.5 years. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Dean Foods and Hershey are among the stocks with the most exposure to milk commodity prices.

  • Food companies navigating costs   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Food companies navigating costs

    Discussing top consumer product and food stock picks as companies navigate weather and higher costs, with David Palmer and Nik Modi of RBC Capital Markets.

  • Companies face weather & food costs   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Companies face weather & food costs

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail conference on Petsmart's weather troubles, and Texas Roadhouse facing higher beef prices.

  • Tyson CEO: Meat demand outpaces rising prices Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 5:43 PM ET
    Donnie Smith

    Food prices are expected to rises this year, but Tyson CEO Donnie Smith said it won't stop his firm from posting record earnings.

  • Tyson caters to 'convenience seeking' millennials   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    Tyson caters to 'convenience seeking' millennials

    Discussing consumer behavior as meat prices rise, with Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith. "We're backing off on portion size," he explains.

  • Tyson expects highest meat prices ever   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    Tyson expects highest meat prices ever

    Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith says meat demand is "still really good," but expects really high prices for beef and pork.

  • When will consumers feel food inflation?   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    When will consumers feel food inflation?

    A UN report showed food prices jumped last month by the most in 1.5 years. CNBC's Sara Eisen discusses what's behind the rise in food costs.

  • Food prices jumped in February: Report   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Food prices jumped in February: Report

    CNBC's Sara Eisen discusses if soaring commodity prices means food costs will jump at the grocery store. The FMHR traders weigh in.

  • McDonald's has incremental sales problem: Pro   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    McDonald's has incremental sales problem: Pro

    Why McDonald's is facing pressure from its competitors, with Peter Saleh, Telsey Advisory Group.

  • Food picks: WhiteWave & Mead Johnson   Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Food picks: WhiteWave & Mead Johnson

    Which food stocks are attractive as food prices rise? John Baumgartner of Wells Fargo Securities has 2 picks.

  • Food costs surge YTD   Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Food costs surge YTD

    Nicholas Colas, ConvergEX Group chief market strategist, predicts food inflation is here to stay for "at least the next 2-3 years."

  • The 'perfect bacon bowl'   Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    The 'perfect bacon bowl'

    CNBC's Jane Wells met the man who invented the "Perfect Bacon Bowl." Creator Thom Jensen tells Jane when he expects to profit from the product.

  • Over 2 million Perfect Bacon Bowls sold   Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Over 2 million Perfect Bacon Bowls sold

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports retail bacon prices are up 18 percent in part due to the "bacon bowl" infomercial.

  • Fat profits for Bacon Bowl   Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Fat profits for Bacon Bowl

    Can the Bacon Bowl actually turn bacon into a bowl? CNBC's Jane Wells put the product to the test.

  • Food label makeover   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Food label makeover

    The White House and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to change nutrition facts labeling. Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity president, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine managing editor, share their opinions.

  • Pepsi pours cold water on 'costly' Peltz plan Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Nelson Peltz says plans to take case on Pepsi directly to shareholders.

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz added more pressure to PepsiCo to split up the snack and beverage behemoth.

  • First lady: No more junk food ads in schools Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks about children eating healthy food in schools during an event in the East Room of the White House, on February 25, 2014 in Washington.

    It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.

  • Americans waste 31% of food supply in 2010   Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Americans waste 31% of food supply in 2010

    The cost of buying groceries is expected to rise 2.5-3 percent this year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. A look at the USDA's report on food pricing.

  • California drought on avocados   Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    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.