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  • 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.

  • Will Hot Weather Deliver Hot Deals?     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    Will farmers buy big ticket items, like tractors, on the heels of this summer's epic drought? CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how corn farmers are spending their money.

  • Santelli on Pro Farmer Forecast     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the outlook on crops and the future of agribusiness, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading analyst.

  • Big Opportunities in Grains     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says the grain complex has some of the biggest opportunities as you can't control the weather.

  • 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."

  • Cargill CEO: Drought Problem 'Serious'     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    Should the government step in and help the agriculture industry during this season's record-setting drought? Gregory Page, Cargill CEO, and Jim Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, weigh in.

  • 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.

  • AG Industry Boom a 'Moo' Point?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from the world's largest outdoor farm show on the outlook for the agriculture industry.

  • Best Trade of the Year: Cattle     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Feeder cattle wins the best trade of the year trading over 20% YTD. James Bower, Bower Trading president weighs in.

  • Do Farm Subsidies Hurt Taxpayers?     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Are agricultural government subsidies a waste for taxpayers, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Farmers Expect Profits     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects farm income to rise 28 percent this year -- crop sales alone are expected to exceed $200B. A look at farming costs, income and new technologies, with Randy Poskin, Poskin Farms owner.

  • Pig Theft     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 2:21 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on hog farmers being victimized by burglars.

  • 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.

  • AG Secretary Taking Stock of Crop Damages     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    Discussing the impact hurricane Irene had on the nation's farming industry and its affect on U.S. food prices, with Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.