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  • CNBC, America's Business Channel, and CNBC.com look at the best -- and worst -- states for business in our new exclusive study.

  • Monsanto Profit Jumps 71% on Strong Corn Seed Sales Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    Monsanto reported on Thursday that quarterly earnings jumped 71 percent, driven partly by surging sales of its genetically modified corn and other seeds.

  • ADM Considering Offer for Brazil's Cosan: WSJ Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 3:27 AM ET

    Archer Daniels Midland, the largest U.S. ethanol producer, is considering a purchase of  Brazil's Cosan SA as ADM prepares to enter Brazil's sugarcane ethanol business, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Friday.

  • Drought in Midwest Could Drive Grain Prices Higher Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    John Person, president of National Futures.com, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that drought could drive grain prices to record highs this summer.

  • Chinese Chemical Companies Cut Loose? Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 7:49 PM ET

    If speculation that China will repeal a tax rebate for its soda ash exporters is true, that could mean a profit windfall for American firm FMC.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.

  • Monsanto CEO: Ethanol Can Thrive Without Subsidies Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 3:37 PM ET

    Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes ethanol will be a “sustainable industry” that can thrive without governmental subsidies.

  • Game Plan for the Week of June 4 Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    Next week is conference week and that means companies should have big news for investors. Here’s how to play 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.

  • Dole, Daschle Say Biofuels Can Replace Farm Subsidies Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    Former U.S. senators Bob Dole and Thomas Daschle recently came out with a report, "New Markets for American Agriculture," which is meant to direct farmers toward more biofuels and help them obtain income directly from the marketplace -- rather than through government subsidies. On "Morning Call," Dole said that not only will the suggested program give farmers more opportunities with varied biofuels beyond corn-based ethanol, it will also save the government money...

  • Where the Wild Bull Markets Are Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    In the spirit of Maurice Sendak, Cramer is taking Home Gamers on a trip to some of the hottest sectors in the market.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.

  • Australia's AWB to Lose Export Monopoly in 2008 Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 2:31 AM ET

    The Australian government will keep the country's wheat export monopoly but will hand the powers from the scandal-hit AWB to a new grower company by mid 2008, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • Video Series: Business in Israel Monday, 14 May 2007 | 6:12 PM ET

    Business in Israel is booming, despite the ongoing conflict with its Arab neighbors and the ever-present threat of terrorism and military conflict.

  • Earnings Report: Pacific Ethanol Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 1:24 PM ET

    Hey everyone, there's a stock in this earnings video news report from CNBC/Wall Street Journal reporter Bob O'Brien that might be worth a look. It's Pacific Ethanol. The other two stocks he mentions were trading down at the time of this report. Pacific was up some 12%. Again, this is not a recommendation for your contest or personal portfolio, just some info to consider.

  • The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday as many as 20 million chickens currently on U.S. farms in several states may have been fed contaminated feed.

  • Gauging the Chances of '07, '08 Recession Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 11:25 AM ET

    Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the U.S. economy could slip into recession in the second half of 2007 or early 2008.

  • Hogs In Six States Ate Pet Food Tainted With Chemical Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed then entered the food supply for humans.

  • Green Technology Revs Up Venture Capitalists Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 4:18 PM ET

    Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. Venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.

  • Banana 'Gore-Tex' Pack May Alter Snack Retail Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Chiquita Brands has a new packaging twist for its bananas, and the produce company is betting you’ll buy single bananas at candy-bar prices, at your local convenience store. Greg Bauer, vice president of GEN3 -- Chiquita's partner in the packaging venture -- revealed secrets behind the new version of nature's treat, on "Power Lunch."

  • Experts: Bee Illness Could Hurt Agriculture Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of bees across the U.S. Kim Flottum, chairman of the Eastern Apicultural Society and editor of Bee Culture magazine, and Maryann Frazier, professor in the department of entomology at Penn State University, joined "Street Signs" Monday to talk about what’s killing America’s bees -- and the potential impact on American farmers.

  • Appetites Seen Rising For Soybeans, Gold Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    Biofuels are fine -- but people still have to eat. Two analysts joined "Morning Call" to discuss investing in commodities through traditional as well as trendy strategies.

  • Brazil Shuts Down Cargill's Amazon Port Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    Authorities shut down an important deep-water Amazon River port owned by Cargill on Saturday, saying the huge U.S. agribusiness firm failed to provide an environmental impact statement required by law.