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  • 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.

  • Green Technology Revs Up Venture Capitalists Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. As energy industry executives meet in Houston at the CERA conference, venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.

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  • Meat Inspection Reform to Begin in April Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stepped-up inspections at some meat and poultry plants are set to begin in April, according to an Agriculture Department official overseeing the first overhaul of food safety inspections in a decade.

  • Ethanol: Still The Fuel Of The Future? Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 10:33 AM ET

    Ethanol was one of the big stories this year as pressure to find alternative sources of fuel mounted and companies began the process of “going green.” But can the corn fuel craze continue in ’07? John Kilduff of Fimat USA was on “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the future of ethanol.

  • Monsanto Bid for Delta Could Run Into Trouble: WSJ Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 6:54 AM ET

    Monsanto's attempt to buy southern seed giant Delta & Pine Land could be running into trouble as an unusual backlash against the proposed combination is taking root across the U.S. Farm Belt, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Monday.

  • Australia's monopoly wheat exporter, AWB Ltd., will lose its right to veto wheat export deals by its rivals for six months, Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday.

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