July 1- Cargill Inc said JBS USA Pork would buy its U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. The acquisition includes two meat processing plants in Iowa and Illnois. JBS USA is a unit of Brazil- based meat processing company JBS S.A..» Read More
MEXICO CITY, Feb 10- A deal reached with the United States in December to limit Mexican sugar exports is not ideal, but preferable to entering into a bitter trade dispute, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday. "It is obviously not an ideal, which would have allowed us to export as much as we wanted, but it was what was possible," said Guajardo, whose...
DUBAI, Feb 1- Large global sugar stocks built up during years of oversupply are finally beginning to shrink as low prices curb production and consumption edges higher but the industry's outlook remains challenging, participants at a major conference said on Sunday. The outlook for sugar refiners remains difficult, however, with the premium for refined over...
CHICAGO, Jan 14- A Massachusetts meat company is recalling 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Wednesday. The agency said J&G Foods, Inc, in Sutton, Massachusetts recalled the product that consists of one-pound vacuum sealed...
NEW YORK, Jan 8- Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC have challenged the U.S.- Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolonging a long-running dispute between the two countries. In a filing on Thursday, Imperial asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to review suspension...
Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.
Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.
Zhu Xinli, Chairman at China Huiyuan Juice Group, the largest privately owned juice producer in the country, describes the firm's strategy amid the economy's structural adjustment.
Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Tyson Foods shares were up 5 percent.
A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.
Iceburg lettuce prices have come to a head, says CNBC's Jane Wells, following a story that may affect your favorite sandwich.
Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope defended his company's $4.7 billion sale to China's Shanghui international on Capitol Hill. Criticism of the deal led one Republican senator to suggest that Smitfield was "a victim of a Communist Chinese plot." CNBC's Jane Wells filed this report.
How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.
Excess cash plus easy access to credit is driving up land values across the Midwest, stoking fears that a farmland bubble is building that may soon burst. USA Today reports.
The case, over a farmer who reproduced and saved seeds patented by Monsanto, questions whether natural replication can constitute patent infringement. The NYT reports.
Six big French retailers said on Sunday they were recalling lasagna meals and other products suspected of being mislabeled after the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.
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Roderick Dressel, Dressel Farms co-owner, explains his farm is currently bringing in about 20 percent less bushels of apples this year.
Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.