• Some Farmers 'Will Make More Money' in Drought Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    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.

  • US Farmers Eye Record Profits Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 2:41 AM ET

    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 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.

  • Breakfast in America: The Real Cost of Corn Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    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.

  • The Cost of Breakfast in America     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how the rising cost of grains will impact food prices.

  • Politics of Pot in Colorado     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:55 AM ET

    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 CEO: Business Booms Despite Drought     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Will the Grain Rally Last?     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Luke Chandler, Director of Agri Commodity Research at Rabobank talks about the supply-driven rally in grains. Jim Rogers of Roger Holdings weighs in.

  • Supply-Demand Dynamic Unlikely to Change     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Hayden Bairstow, Head of Australian Resources Research at CLSA says that it's unlikely that the supply-demand balance will turn in the commodities complex, unless China unleashes more stimulus.

  • Drought Affecting Steakhouses     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    Mark Sherry, owner and operator of the steakhouse "Old Homestead," in New York City, offers insight on how the Midwest drought is impacting the price of a good steak.

  • Texas Tourist, Boating Business Hit By Drought Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    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.

  • HSBC: Growth Will Be Hit By High Food Prices     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, told CNBC, when we see a rise in commodity prices whether we should fear inflation or growth very much depends on the labour market. This time around it is growth that is going to take a hit.

  • California's Farm Labor Drought     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Most farmworkers in California are not in the U.S. legally, and because the crackdown on immigration is working, the state is experiencing severe labor shortages at picking time. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Can Emerging Market Consumers Keep Spending? Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 | 12:12 AM ET
    Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.

  • Drought Sparks Battle Over Ethanol Quotas Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    Three big intertwined but rival agribusinesses — corn farmers, meat and poultry producers, and biofuel refineries — are in a political fight to protect their interests as a drought ravages corn producers and industrial consumers alike, the New York Times reports.

  • Crop Insurance: Uprooting Fraud & Abuse     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK), about keeping farm relief fiscally responsible and reforming unbalanced subsidies.

  • Opportunities From the Drought     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:26 PM ET

    Amid the worst drought in 50 years, there is money to be made in water, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • 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.

  • The Crop No One Is Talking About: Rice     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Jim Bower, Bower Trading, discusses the impact the big Midwest drought is having on rice. "We think there is potentially there down the road in the rice market," he says.

  • Drought Rises in Historical Rankings     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    A look at how the current drought compares to previous ones, with the Weather Channel's Julie Martin.