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  • Biting into the BLT economy     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Iceburg lettuce prices have come to a head, says CNBC's Jane Wells, following a story that may affect your favorite sandwich.

  • Smithfield Deal: Politics vs. Pork     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Farmland Prices: Is the Bubble About to Burst? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Supreme Court Appears to Defend Patent on Soybean Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    The case, over a farmer who reproduced and saved seeds patented by Monsanto, questions whether natural replication can constitute patent infringement. The NYT reports.

  • Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    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.

  • Top Destination States for Jobs Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.

  • Apple Shortage Hits Local Farms     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    Roderick Dressel, Dressel Farms co-owner, explains his farm is currently bringing in about 20 percent less bushels of apples this year.

  • Food Crisis Overplayed?     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    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.

  • Regelbrugge: The Farm Labor Crisis: Imagined, or Real? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 2:12 PM ET

    In several recent columns, CNBC.com senior editor John Carney has dismissed any notion of a farm labor crisis, claiming that record farm profits suggest no such crisis exists. The senior editor’s all too common error is to grossly oversimplify American agriculture and draw the wrong conclusions as a result.

  • Louis-Dreyfus: Grain Prices to Remain Close to Highs Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.

  • Gov. Quinn: This Drought Makes Us All ‘Tom Joad’ Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."

  • In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • Bacon Around the World: Speck-en Zee Bacon? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
    Pig over Paris

    People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon.

  • US Agriculture Secretary on Food Safety     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Concerns about mad cow disease and "pink slime" are raising recent questions about food safety. Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offers insight.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Top Investor Scott Black’s Favorite Stocks Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:48 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio

    Some of the steadiest growth stocks lie in pharmaceuticals and agricultural plays, one noted investor said Thursday.

  • Texas Cattle Ranchers Lose $Billions     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    The Lone Star state is recording the driest 11 months on record. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details on an estimated $2 billion dollars in livestock losses for the year.

  • Beef Prices Set to Boom?     Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    A look at why steak prices may be set to soar, with Lindsay Davis, Alamo commodities president.