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  • USDA Report Shows Wheat Crop to Shrink 2% Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. growers reaped a smaller-than-expected 2.067 billion bushels of wheat this year, the government reported Friday, compounding its forecast for the tightest wheat supply in three decades.

  • EU Ministers Deadlocked on Three GMO Maize Approvals Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 6:47 AM ET

    EU farm ministers fell short of a consensus agreement on Wednesday to allow imports of three genetically modified (GMO) maize types, again revealing their deep differences on GMO crops and foods, officials said.

  • Interim Chief Is Favorite for New Head of USDA Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 8:54 AM ET

    U.S. farm and agribusiness groups have an early favorite to become President Bush's new agriculture secretary -- Chuck Conner, the interim chief and an old hand at U.S. farm policy.

  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Resigns Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Johanns is the latest in a string of senior administration officials to leave in recent months, following Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and close Bush confidant and political strategist Karl Rove.

  • Stop Trading!: Syngenta Is 'Too Cheap' Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

    Cramer loves seed stocks. Here are two of his favorites.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stop Trading!: Humana to 'Explode Earnings' Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    The rise in the number of retirees is great news for the health insurer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease Confirmed at British Farm: Report Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    A case of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed at a British farm Wednesday, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.

  • Mammoth U.S. Corn Crop; Wheat Stocks Shrink: USDA Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. farmers will harvest a record 13.3 billion bushels of corn -- a quarter-billion bushels more than forecast a month ago -- thanks to beneficial late-season rain, the government said on Wednesday.

  • Strong-Arm Stocks Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    Quarterbacks are known for leading their teams on the field. These stocks are leaders in the portfolio.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • EU ministers and national experts are due to approve a genetically modified (GMO) sugar beet variety this month despite a long running dispute over the use of biotechnology.

  • U.S. Wheat Prices Back Off Highs Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    U.S. wheat futures were mixed at midday Tuesday, coming off their early highs on ideas that U.S. wheat was overpriced, traders said.

  • Sanderson Farms Profit Rises on Higher Chicken Prices Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 7:58 AM ET

    U.S. poultry producer Sanderson Farms on Tuesday posted a sharply higher quarterly profit, fueled by higher chicken prices, but fell short of Wall Street expectations.

  • Smithfield Foods Lands Pork Deal in China Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    "Although our agreement today is modest, we believe there could be additional purchases, and we are hopeful that this is the beginning of a longer-term and growing association," Smithfield Chief Executive Larry Pope said in a statement.

  • Smithfield Foods Profit Doubles as Beef Prices Rebound Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 8:07 AM ET
    Smithfield Foods Inc.'s corporate offices in Smithfield, Virginia.

    Meat producer Smithfield Foods Thursday reported higher quarterly earnings, as higher pork and beef sales, offset higher grain costs. 

  • EU Relaxes Ban on British Meat Exports Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 7:27 AM ET

    The European Union on Thursday relaxed a ban on exports of British livestock, meat and dairy products that was imposed after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in southeastern England earlier this month.

  • ADM Reorganizes Operations Under Single Group Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 12:18 PM ET

    Archer Daniels Midland said Wednesday it is reorganizing under a single operations group, a move that will lead to some managerial positions being eliminated at the largest U.S. food processor and ethanol maker.

  • China Puts U.S. on Notice Over Pork Shipments Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 5:37 PM ET

    China has sent the U.S. notices regarding pork shipments that may have contained ractopamine, a swine growth promoter used in the U.S. but banned in China, a U.S. Agriculture Department official said.

  • How to Play the Fed Meeting Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 7:36 PM ET

    Bernanke and company didn't cut rates like Cramer wanted, but they showed they're not asleep at the wheel. Here is the Mad Money take on it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Second Herd of Cattle Confirmed with Foot-and-Mouth Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 4:34 AM ET

    Tests on cattle culled in southern England confirmed a second foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said Tuesday, raising fears that the virus could spread.

  • Biosafety experts scoured a rural laboratory Sunday in a hunt for the possible source of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease on a southern English farm.