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  • 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 CNBC.com 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.

  • 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
    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.