Drought conditions in the Midwest have left the Mississippi River so dry, that shipping could grind a halt within days. CNBC's Sharon Epperson speaks to Mike Toohey, Waterways Council president and CEO for more insight.
How the U.S. drought is affecting the global agriculture business, and how to play the industry, with Martin Richenhagen, CEO of Agco Corporation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday that after the worst drought in half a century, the corn and soybean crops are not quite as bad as feared. But damage has been done to the beef industry.
Reynolds Wolf, The Weather Channel, looks at forecasts for where Hurricane Sandy is headed. (3:08)
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.
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.
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.
From marine shop owners to the folks running lake shore businesses, two years with below average rain fall shows the drought is impacting more than just farmers and ranchers in central Texas.