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

    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
    California drought hits Napa

    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 'drives growth' despite drought

    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
    Israel helping California's drought issues

    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 drought on avocados

    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
    Cali's irrigation effort and industry

    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
    Severity of California drought

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

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

    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 Prices Collapsing

    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: Got Sequester?

    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 CEO on Q4 Earnings & Agriculture Biz

    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.

  • Corn Stocks Reach Record Lows   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    Corn Stocks Reach Record Lows

    Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises, draws attention to record low corn stocks and pressure from increasing demand.

  • Mississippi River to Shut Down?   Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:53 PM ET
    Mississippi River to Shut Down?

    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.

  • The State of Global Agriculture   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
    The State of Global Agriculture

    How the U.S. drought is affecting the global agriculture business, and how to play the industry, with Martin Richenhagen, CEO of Agco Corporation.

  • Drought Lives on in Beef Prices Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Drought Lives on in Beef Prices

    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. 

  • 'Freak Storm' This Halloween?   Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:55 PM ET
    'Freak Storm' This Halloween?

    Reynolds Wolf, The Weather Channel, looks at forecasts for where Hurricane Sandy is headed. (3:08)

  • Pros: Corn Pop to Continue   Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Pros: Corn Pop to Continue

    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.

  • Chairs: Where Are the Bees?   Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
    Chairs: Where Are the Bees?

    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 Rise, Stay Close to Crisis Levels Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET
    TIANLIN, CHINA - MAY 12: A villager looks at the parched paddy on May 12, 2012 in Tianlin county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. A lingering drought has dried up most of rivers as high temperature and little rainfall over the past three months this year. Tianlin county had suffered from severe drought over the past three years.

    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.