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  • USDA to Help Farmers Affected by Drought     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    Corn is selling off right now, since the USDA reported new drought procedures, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Groupon Hits All-Time Low     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports Groupon shares have hit an all-time low at $7.80/share and some investors are trying to unload the stock.

  • Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.

  • Freak Weather Linked to Global Warming Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:16 PM ET
    Pigeons cool by a fountain during the heatwave.

    After the US baked in a searing heatwave and as Russia mourns the deaths of more than 100 flood victims, scientists have produced what they say is groundbreaking research linking climate change to recent extreme weather.

  • A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

  • Drought to Push Food Prices Higher?     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    A look at the latest market moves from the trading floor, including the trade on corn prices, with Phillip Streible, RJO Futures.

  • Trading Rising Corn Prices     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    The drought is driving corn prices higher, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Matthew Scharl, Genesis Research & Asset Management.

  • The Business of Wicked Weather     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact heat is having on U.S. corn crop; and Weather Channel's Paul Walsh discusses how the heat wave is impacting consumers.

  • Chairs: Squawk Takes a Stand     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell, including a look at the severe drought situation in Colorado and the possible impact on commodity prices.

  • Corn Hits 4-Month High     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Jeff Kilburg of Kilburg Capital suggests investors do not short corn right now.

  • Flooded containers in Klong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

    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.

  • Best Trade of the Year: Cattle     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Feeder cattle wins the best trade of the year trading over 20% YTD. James Bower, Bower Trading president weighs in.

  • Fear On The Farm     Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    A look at how to trade a mixed crop outlook, with Matt Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.

  • AG Secretary Taking Stock of Crop Damages     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Corn Prices Soar     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    A look at how widespread drought conditions are fueling higher corn prices and how to trade it, with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.

  • Farm Fear FactorTrade     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    Drought, demand and debt are taking their toll on crop prices. A play on agriculture volatility , with Matthew Pierce, GrainAnalyst.com.

  • Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    RIZHAO, CHINA - JANUARY 24: (CHINA OUT) A villager inspects the drought situation on his farmland on January 24, 2011 in Rizhao, Shandong province of China. Facing shortage of water, local government plans to invest 275 million yuan, about 41.7 million US dollars, to build a set of irrigation projects, after a severe drought hit the Sandong Province covering a reported area of more than 20, 106. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    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.

  • Global Weather Woes     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the unusual weather sweeping the globe.

  • A cargo vessel runs aground at the Chongqing section of the Yangtze River during a low water period on May 3, 2011 in Chongqing, China. The vessel is carrying a cargo of 2,500 tons of steel.

    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.

  • Food Inflation on the Way?     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    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.

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