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  • Fostering China’s Taste for Nuts Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    mixed nuts

    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.

  • Halftime Pt. 2: Bullish Signs for Meat Packers? Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    Joe Sanderson of Sanderson Farms has the details on two positives for the industry.

  • Four Things To Watch Next Week Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 7:12 PM ET

    Cramer breaks down the biggest indicators of the markets that will unfold in the days to come.

  • Amish Farming Draws Rare Government Scrutiny Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 12:46 PM ET
    Amish Farmer

    Amish farmers are facing growing scrutiny for agricultural practices that the federal government sees as environmentally destructive.

  • Blanche Lincoln

    Wall Street officials, who have invested heavily in lobbying against the Lincoln amendment, are hoping Tuesday's Arkansas run-off race will be its death sentence.

  • Perfect Timing or Value Trap? Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    Considering the string of recent upgrades, should you turn bullish now to get ahead of the curve?

  • US Is $500 Million Supermarket to Cuba Friday, 28 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    U.S. businesses sold $528 million in food products to Cuba last year, from small dairy farmers to multi- billion dollar agribusiness corporations. And they seem to have one thing in common:  mixing a little social messaging in with their sales.

  • In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
    E. Coli

    Although the federal government and the beef and produce industries have known about the risk posed by these other dangerous strains of E. coli for years, regulators have taken few concrete steps to directly address it or even measure the scope of the problem.

  • American Businesses Hoping to Cash In On Cuba Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.

  • How Government Trumps Companies' Good News Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 6:39 PM ET

    Cramer's analysis on 10 stocks in different sectors.

  • One Moos and One Hums, but They Could Help Power Google Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 2:29 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    America’s dairy farmers could soon find themselves in the computer business, with the manure from their cows possibly powering the vast data centers of companies like Google and Microsoft.  The NYT reports.

  • Asian Demand Driving Our Business: Potash CEO Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    The increase in consumer demand in Asia will keep the market for Potash’s products strong, CEO Bill Doyle told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cramer: Why DuPont is Your Safe Haven Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 7:55 PM ET

    Taking advantage of “accidental high yielders” and their healthy dividends.

  • Mad Mail: Is BP Still Buyable? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 7:48 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on agriculture, oil and more.

  • Overweight and Obesity Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    Take our quiz and find out how much you know about one of the most serious public health problems in the nation.

  • Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 1:31 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides. The NYT reports.

  • Move Over Napa, New York City’s Making Wine! Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

    New York City is elbowing its way onto the wine scene, with its very own home-grown merlot, premium red and chardonnay. Hey, Vinny, getta load a this!

  • For Sake of Euro, Let Greece Go Bankrupt: Jim Rogers Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 4:12 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Allowing Greece to go bankrupt may cause a lot of pain but it will be better for the single currency in the long run, investor Jim Rogers said in an interview with CNBC on Friday.

  • Small Growers or Corporate Cash Crop? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:01 AM ET
    Holding a male marijuana plant by one of its leaves.

    If pot becomes legal, local, artisanal growers—perhaps along with farmers' collectives—are likely to dominate in the early stage, as big firms ramp up to enter the market years later. Think Starbuds vs. Maxwell House.