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  • Drought hurts meat prices     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports the domestic cattle herd is the smallest it has been since 1951. The biggest culprit is California and the Southwest's record water shortages.

  • SOFTS-Coffee hits fresh two-year high, sugar eases Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Cocoa has technical bounce after subdued grind data. LONDON, April 11- Arabica coffee futures on ICE hit a more than two-year high on Friday, underpinned by fears that a drought will cut top-grower Brazil's output. Cocoa futures rose in a technical correction after sinking on Thursday due to disappointing demand data.

  • *Coffee council pegs Brazil 2014 output down 4.5 pct y/y. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 10- Arabica coffee hit a more than two-year high on Thursday on low crop forecasts amid renewed fears that a drought will severely cut top grower Brazil's output in the coming seasons.

  • SOFTS-Coffee hits 2-year high on drought-led rally Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    LONDON, April 10- Arabica coffee hit a more than two-year high on Thursday, as fears that a drought could severely cut top grower Brazil's output in the coming seasons kept a recent rally intact.

  • Agriculture demand back, tighter inventories: Pro     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    The USDA's crop report came in lower than expected, and traders are tracking the volatility, with CME trader Chris Gersch and Chris Narayanan, Societe Generale.

  • Salmon taking a ride     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Some 30 million Chinook salmon, or "baby king salmon" are being driven by tanker trucks due to the fear of warmer and shallow waters from the California drought keeping them from swimming to the ocean this year. CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the details.

  • Salmon face climate woes     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    The waters in California are too shallow and too warm for salmon to swim from Hatchery to the ocean. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the California drought is forcing tanker trucks to drive salmon to the ocean.

  • Drought slows down fracking     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • Water shortage threatens beer supply     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting brewers.

  • California drought hits Napa     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the California drought is causing problems for Napa vineyards.

  • Vail 'drives growth' despite drought     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Vail Resorts Chairman & CEO Robert Katz says his resort is still growing 6-8 percent despite the low snowfall in Tahoe.

  • Israel helping California's drought issues     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited California last week to seal a deal to help with the state's drought problem. CNBC's Josh Lipton explains irrigation technology.

  • California drought on avocados     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    California may only produce 250 million pounds of avocados in 2014, compared to 15 million pounds last year. CNBC's Jane Wells reports this has nothing to do with the drought.

  • Cali's irrigation effort and industry     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the irrigation industry is being affected by California's record drought.

  • Severity of California drought     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the drought's economic costs.

  • $20 million in drought aid     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports farmers in California can now apply for $20 million in federal aid.

  • Corn Prices Collapsing     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Corn futures are down to 9-month lows today; farmers plan to plant on 97 million acres this year. Virginia McGathey, McGathey Commodities president, discusses the impact this will have on the commodity.

  • Milk: Got Sequester?     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Milk is a huge deal in Washington. The milk industry carries a lot of weight. But now dairy farmers are utterly concerned about the relationship and you should be concerned about the impact, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Snowfall Too Light to Ease Drought in US Crop Belt Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Light snow expected next week in crop growing areas of the United States will provide only minor relief from the worst drought in more than 50 years, an agricultural meteorologist said Friday.

  • DuPont CEO on Q4 Earnings & Agriculture Biz     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    DuPont reported Q4 revenue of $7.3 billion versus and estimate of $7.258 billion. More on the quarter and what's ahead for the company, with DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen Kullman.