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  • Bison meat market beefs up     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Amid rising beef prices, CNBC's Jane Wells looks at the USDA's first ever bison meat survey and speaks to two ranchers who are raising and selling bison meat.

  • CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses how a shortage of cattle is causing beef prices to soar.

  • US weather 'bone chilling'     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    "It does not look like the cold weather will last into next week," explains WSI senior meteorologist Dan Leonard. Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, questions the weather's impact on nat gas and live cattle.

  • Beef Prices Concern Traders     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    Beef demand is up, and supplies are down, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One California rancher Bud Sloan is having to buy feed because of the drought, and has cut his herd nearly in half.

  • Beef Price Sticker Shock     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    Beef prices are going up with ground beef up 9 percent in a year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it doesn't look like it will come down any time this summer.

  • Holy Cow! Bovine Sells for $170,000 Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET
    Karlie the cow was sold for $170,000.

    Think beef is expensive now? A cow just sold for a record $170,000 at auction in Syracuse, New York.

  • Food Crisis Overplayed?     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."

  • Drought's Impact on the Range     Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the most recent crop report from the USDA gives a look at the extended impact of the Midwestern drought on hog farmers and cattle ranchers.

  • Gold Equities: Bull Market Indicator?     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, discusses what gold equities, like big mining stocks, can tell investors about the market's next move, and the decline in U.S. cattle prices.

  • Heather Jones, BB&T Capital Markets, discusses the state of supply and demand for chicken and beef.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • Mad Cow Update     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details of the USDA finding mad cow in California, the first case in six years.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.

  • Beef Prices Moving Higher     Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    CPI numbers show consumer beef prices in March were up almost a full point from February, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • 'Pink Slime' & Ranchers     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the backlash against the beef industry's so called "pink slime."

  • Beef Prices Skyrocket on Cow Shortage     Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    The total U.S. cattle herd size is at a 60-year low. What impact will this have on beef prices? Lindsay Davis, Alamo Commodities president, explains.

  • 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.

  • The Best Investments of 2011 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    2011 was a volatile year for investors: although the S&P 500 is on track to close the year relatively flat (up about 0.7%), the big money was made in non-traditional places. The following slides reveal the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities, to currencies and companies with the best cash flows. If you made some of these investments, you were on the right track. If not, lessons learned in 2011 could prove profitable in the year ahead. All numbers are as of market close

    2011 was a volatile year for investors. The following slides show the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities to currencies and companies with the best cash flows.

  • Ranchers' Dilemma: Not Enough Beef     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells goes to a cattle ranch to report on how ranchers will benefit from higher prices as Japan eases restrictions on beef imports. The problem? The U.S. may not be able to meet the increased demand.