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  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Fonterra: N.Z. will launch an investigation     Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.

  • 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.

  • 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.