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  • Paying for 2012's Drought Damage     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on accelerating food prices amid the worst American drought in 50 years.

  • USDA's Food Price Outlook     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the Midwest drought's impact on food prices.

  • Trading the Worst Drought in 50 Years Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:34 PM ET

    With large portions of the nation’s corn crop faltering, Cramer thinks investors should consider this stock.

  • Record Setting Midwest Drought     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Midwest drought is causing some serious disasters for the bread basket of America, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer, and explains why he thinks Monsanto is due for a pullback.

  • CFTC Asleep at the Switch?     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Sen. Jerry Moran, (R-KS), tells CNBC's Rick Santelli how the drought situation in Kansas is impacting his state, plus he weighs in on holding regulators accountable for trading transgressions.

  • Is It Too Late for Corn?     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that half the nation's corn crop is in poor or very poor condition, which could send corn prices trading in the double digits. Mike Hart, independent commodities trader, offers insight.

  • Food Inflation's Impact on Emerging Markets     Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    "Global population growth is 1.2 percent, and global food production needs to be about 1.3 percent to keep pace," says Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com, in discussing how the Midwest drought is impacting emerging markets.

  • Will Asia See a Repeat of the 2008 Food Scare? Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:32 AM ET

    Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.

  • Midwest's Worst Drought in 50 Years     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Todd Santos reports on the growing severity of the drought in the Midwest and how it is impacting America's farmlands.

  • Microsoft to Release Windows 8 on October 26     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on tonight's major news headlines, including the growing severity of the Midwest drought, and Microsoft's latest version of its Windows software, with Weather Channel's Paul Goodloe.

  • Worst Midwest Drought Since 1956     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, offers investment advice for corn and grain traders. "I think corn might still go higher," says Gartman.

  • Southern Company CEO on Drought & Dividends     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning provides perspective on the terrible Midwest drought and national heat wave putting pressure on crops and utilities, and the possible rise in dividend rates.

  • Dust Bowl 2012: Midwest Suffers     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    The Weather Channel's Carl Parker reports on the worst drought in years, and the state of agriculture in the Midwest.

  • Commodity Check: Corn & Nat Gas     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    The price of grains continues its rise on prolonged drought worries, and Mike Harris of Campbell & Company, checks the charts for an investment opportunity. Amelia Bourdeau of Wespac, discusses whether the euro has hit bottom.

  • Protein Shortage Ahead?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Carl Icahn upped his stake in Navistar, with the Fast Money traders; and Barclays and Goldman Sachs are increasing their price forecast for grain futures as corn continues to rally, with Jim Bower, Bower Trading. "If this weather stays inflammatory, and we keep dropping this yield down on soybeans, we could be faced with a protein shortage worldwide in the months to come," says Bower.

  • Drought Disaster Spreads     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and Jane Wells report on the agriculture department's response to widespread drought conditions, Merck's new osteoporosis drug, and the buyer of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."

  • 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.