• Army Corp Says Many Levees on Mississippi at Risk Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:30 PM ET
    Corn grows in a flooded field near Ladora, Iowa, Friday, June 13, 2008. Floods that have inundated the Midwest could reduce world corn supplies and drive food prices higher at a time when Americans are already stretching their grocery budgets and people in poor countries have rioted over rising food costs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    The rising Mississippi River could flow over the top of as many as 33 levees and damage homes and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland if sandbagging efforts fail, according to a map released on Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Australia's Food Bowl Areas "Beyond Repair in Months" Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:09 PM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    Parts of Australia's key Murray-Darling river food bowl may be beyond recovery unless a prolonged dry spell and political wrangling over water use ends by October, a leaked scientific report warned on Wednesday.

  • Buy Sociedad Quimica Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    This is a true triple-play stock, Cramer says.

  • Top Videos of the Day: Former Lehman CFO and More Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed amid volatile oil prices and a weak manufacturing report from the Fed.

  • In Midwest Floods, a Broad Threat to Crops Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
    Flooded streets, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    Record floods have devastated Iowa farmers, The New York Times reports.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil.  A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation. 

  • Food Prices Unlikely to Come Down After Harvests Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:18 AM ET

    Some farmers are starting to fear disaster as global harvests look set to be average in a year when they should be excellent to offset food shortages, the NYT reports.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Yum! Brands Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Plus, two more international stock picks from Cramer.

  • Food Is Gold, So Billions Invested in Farming Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Large private investors have been buying commodities in recent years, but now some are going further and buying actual farmland, says The New York Times.

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    For the week ending Friday, May 30, 2008, the markets finished up, with all major indices increasing ~1.3% or higher for the week. Only the Dow declined for the month, shedding 1.42%. The NASDAQ reached its third consecutive monthly gain , up 4.55% for the month. The markets were encouraged by better than expected earnings from retailers and strong results from Dell. U.S. GDP for 1Q also helped lift stocks up, as it rose 0.9% at an annual rate , better than the previous estimate. Crude Oil also retreated to lower levels.

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    For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • AWB Australia First-Half Profit Rises 89% Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    AWB, Australia's largest wheat exporter, said on Wednesday its half-year net profit rose 89 percent to $21.4 million, after good results from its Landmark rural services division.

  • WEF: The Rise and Rise of the Middle East Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    The annual World Economic Forum took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, focusing on the investment and growth opportunities in the Middle East.

  • Stop Trading!: Ag Stocks Still the Play Monday, 19 May 2008 | 3:41 PM ET

    Syngenta, Monsanto and Bunge should be bought on any discount, Cramer says.

  • McCain Vows to Fight US Farm Subsidies, Tariffs Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:28 AM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain Monday vowed to aid small farmers by targeting agricultural tariffs and subsidies doled out to agribusiness.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Cramer's Advice to Baby Boomers Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Buy stocks with long-term bullish themes, Cramer says. That way you don't have to worry about the short-term volatility in the market.

  • Australia Barley Exporter Says Japan Shipment Clean Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 1:13 AM ET

    An Australian barley exporter said on Thursday it had found no evidence that a 20,000 ton shipment to Japan contained excessive pesticides, after Japan cancelled the purchase.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08.