NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Arabica coffee futures surged above $2 per lb for the first time in two years on Wednesday, on heavy investor buying as concern about crop damage from a drought in top grower Brazil continued to fuel the volatile market.» Read More
Hundreds died and businesses lost billion in last year's floods, caused in part by overflow from dams filled to hedge against drought. This year, Thailand is testing different prevention measures. The CSM reports.
Feeder cattle wins the best trade of the year trading over 20% YTD. James Bower, Bower Trading president weighs in.
A look at how to trade a mixed crop outlook, with Matt Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.
Discussing the impact hurricane Irene had on the nation's farming industry and its affect on U.S. food prices, with Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.
A look at how widespread drought conditions are fueling higher corn prices and how to trade it, with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.
Drought, demand and debt are taking their toll on crop prices. A play on agriculture volatility , with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.
Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in an unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the unusual weather sweeping the globe.
China's government has got an ambitious plan to divert trillions of gallons of water from the Yangtze River to quench the thirst of the millions of Chinese in the country's north plain. But the expensive plan is raising a lot of eyebrows. The NYT reports.
Discussing the impact the current drought as well as rising oil and gasoline on food prices, with Daniel Basse, AgResource president. The drought has caused 35 percent of the planted acreage in Texas and Oklahoma to be abandoned.
Even as much of the south is under water, a drought in Texas is having a devastating impact on corn and soybean crops, with Curt Mowery, Mowery Farms.