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  • Asphalt From Pig Manure? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    Sattler, however, isn't using cow manure but pig manure in an additive he's testing which can replace up to 15 percent of asphalt. A pilot project in Missouri "shows no signs of deterioration" and "appears to be performing well after having been in place for a year."

  • 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.

  • Expected Rain May Be Too Late for Corn Crop Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
    Rain clouds seen over a cornfield.

    Forecasts of rain for the Midwest drove grain prices lower for a second day, but it’s too late for any amount of showers to save the corn crop.

  • Drought Continues to Shrivel Corn Crop Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 5:19 PM ET
    The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011.

    Rain is expected in the Midwest this week, but it’s too late for much of the corn crop, nearly half of which is now expected to be in poor condition or worse.

  • Fast Food Has Shown ‘Uncanny Improvement’: Analyst Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 12:27 PM ET

    Restaurant earnings results have been mixed so far this year, but one analyst told CNBC that he has seen an “uncanny improvement” in fast-food names across the board as many chains revamp their locations and menus.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • 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.

  • After Bernanke, Markets Turn to Jobless Claims, Earnings Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:03 PM ET

    Jobless claims and increasingly soggy-looking earnings news could set the tone for stocks Thursday, after a two-day rally fueled by the prospect of more Fed easing.

  • Drought Now Burning Pig Farmers, Too Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 3:52 PM ET

    Last year, David Struthers’ Iowa corn crop got flattened by wind. This year, it’s getting hit by drought.

  • Corn Prices Headed for Record Highs as Crop Shrinks Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    A farmer looks over an ear of corn picked from one of his fields near Ashley, Illinois. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record.

    Corn futures are heading to record highs on reports of wider crop devastation, and as forecasts show continued hot, dry weather threatening even more of this year’s crop.

  • Cramer’s 4 Earnings to Watch Wednesday Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Find out what's on tap for Wednesday in his "Game Plan."

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    A drought-fueled rally in soybeans, corn and wheat is raising fears of another round of food price inflation, posing an unwelcome complication for policymakers, particularly in emerging Asia, where higher consumer prices may hinder their ability to ease monetary policy.

  • With nearly two-thirds of the US enduring drought conditions, food prices are expected to jump ahead of the November election. That could add to voter anxieties about the economy, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Corn, Soybeans Will Continue to Be a 'Buy': Pro Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET
    The curled leaves of corn plants suffering from a lack of moisture stand in a field in Princeton, Illinois. The leaves would typically be open and flat. Corn supplies in the U.S., the world's biggest exporter, are declining at the fastest pace since 1996 just as a Midwest heat wave damages the world's largest harvest for a third consecutive year.

    Both corn and soybean prices have slid from Monday’s record highs and should be considered a buying opportunity if this pull-back continues in the short term, Erin FitzPatrick, Commodity Analyst at Rabobank, told CNBC.

  • How Will the Drought Affect Consumer Food Prices? Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:22 PM ET

    Over the last 30 days corn is up 18.9 percent, wheat is up 30.9 percent, and soybeans have seen a 6.8 percent rise. These big moves are sparking concerns that products that use them will see price increases, especially with respect to corn.

  • Feds Declare Drought Emergency Across 1,000 Counties Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:49 PM ET

    The U.S. government declared more than 1,000 counties in 26 states drought disasters, as the economic impact of the worst crop conditions in 24 years begins to be felt.

  • Midwest Farmers Field of Dreams Turns Brown Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    The USDA slashed projections of corn production by a larger than expected amount, now predicting an average yield of 146 bushels an acre. "My concern is we're underestimating the scope of the problem," says Gulke, who also advises farmers on risk management tools like futures with The Gulke Group.

  • Farmer Brian Pilotte holds an ear of immature corn while looking over a drought stricken field in Idaville, Indiana, U.S.

    After a multi-week rally, grain prices slumped Tuesday, as traders caught a whiff of summer rain in the forecast, ahead of a major government crop report Wednesday.

  • Corn Crop Shrivels: 'Should Be 7 to 9 Foot Tall by Now' Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 12:01 PM ET

    The size and quality of the U.S. corn crop continues to deteriorate as scorching heat in the corn belt threatens the crop during its critical pollination, or "tasseling" stage.

  • Auto Sales Could Help Drive Market Sentiment Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:11 PM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    The auto industry has been one of the positives in this shaky economy but will it last? Traders will be watching June auto sales on Tuesday—especially after a weak ISM reading.