*U.N. says Syria conflict a humanitarian catastrophe. LONDON, May 17- Syria has managed to increase its grain imports in recent months after a period when it was less active on international markets, traders say, a development that suggests President Bashar al-Assad has found a way to feed his people despite war.» Read More
Corn surges 4 percent on the USDA crop report. Should investors buy the corn pop, with Chip Flory, Pro Farmer Newsletter, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The "Squawk Box" news team shares their take on Tuesday's headlines; including a look at how the drought has impacted the bee population in the U.S.
World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output.
By 2100, some 10 million people will inhabit the earth, according to the United Nations. When that happens will we encounter an “unprecedented planetary emergency” or can engineering, technology and the human spirit rise to the challenges posed by 10 billion people on earth?
Mosaic Company President & CEO Jim Prokopanko, discusses quarterly earnings, and the demand for phosphates and potash around the globe.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest numbers from the USDA quarterly grain report.
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.
By December, the average poultry producer is probably going to lose about 5 to 10 cents a pound thanks to the summer's record corn prices, according to Heather Jones of BB&T Capital.
Restaurant sales are projected to grow 2.8 percent in Q3 versus 3.5 percent one year ago.
The latest numbers from the USDA firm up the outlook for this year's corn crop, and the final numbers may not be as bad as some feared.
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.
Happy Friday! Happy three-day weekend! Here are three stories to ponder while you have one final backyard BBQ.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Boone, Iowa, at the Detroit Auto Show of farming. The annual Farm Progress Show is where Deere, Case IH, Massey Ferguson, and every other major agricultural equipment company unveils their newest models.
There's no question there will be less corn than expected, and that has driven grain prices to record levels. There is some question as to how much corn farmers will suffer.
U.S. farmers are heading for their most profitable year on record despite the worst drought in half a century as high grain prices and payouts from a federal crop insurance program compensate for a smaller harvest, the Financial Times reports.
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.
With $8 corn appearing to be the new normal, retail food prices are already rising. I asked a cattleman, two dairy farmers, a hog farmer and a couple of egg producers t how much corn is needed to feed a single animal over its lifespan, and how much product they get from that animal.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the rising cost of grains will impact food prices.
For Colorado, legalizing marijuana will be one of the most important political issues when the November election rolls around, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Darling International chairman/CEO Randy Stuewe, discusses the severity of the Midwest drought, its impact on his business, and the three top risks to his company now.