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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Two weeks after a man was lynched for allegedly eating beef sparked global outrage, Indian PM Narendra Modi finally broke his silence.

  • An employee arranges meat at an E-Mart Co. store, a subsidiary of Shinsegae Co., in Seoul, South Korea.

    South Korea's beef imports have soared as consumers balk at paying record levels for prized local Hanwoo meat.

  • Fonterra shares plunge after dividend cut

    Matt Joss, research analyst at The Motley Fool, attributes the sharp fall in Fonterra's stock to disappointment over the unexpected cut in dividend forecast.

  • Fonterra embarks on major strategic shift

    Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra, explains why the firm's decision buy milk from non-members won't contribute to the current glut in the dairy market.

  • Holy cow! Beefed up prices

    The USDA says beef prices will rise 5-6 percent for the whole year, which is twice the overall rate of food inflation, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus. But a market reversal could be possible.

  • Bison meat market beefs up

    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.

  • Where's the beef? Industry facing rocketing prices

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

  • US weather 'bone chilling'

    "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

    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

    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.

  • 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?

    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.

  • 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."

  • Gold Equities: Bull Market Indicator?

    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.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California

    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.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

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

  • 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.

  • Beef Prices Set to Boom?

    A look at why steak prices may be set to soar, with Lindsay Davis, Alamo commodities president.

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    I recently spoke with a Texas Rancher who told me he was already feeding his cattle his Winter Hay. I don't know about you but when it's the beginning of August and you're already through your winter feed supply, that's a story to me. I decided to call my contacts on Wall Street and see what this could mean for consumers and investors.