The state becomes the number one producer of the sea vegetable in the US.
The FDA expands a recall for food products containing celery contaminated with E.Coli bacteria.
Sophisticated crime rings target the state's lucrative nut business.
California's lucrative nut business is increasingly becoming a target of fraud rings, and a spike in thefts has led the industry and law enforcement to call an emergency summit.
CNBC's Martin Soong reports how India's weather changes cause food price volatility.
There's a shorter supply of trees this holiday season than in recent years.
France, the EU's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus on Wednesday, its first since 2007.
Deere posted a sharp drop in earnings on Wednesday and forecast a further slump in agriculture and construction equipment sales in its new year.
Farmers are flooding fields with storm runoff from El Nino this winter.
One California farmer's idea: flood fields with storm runoff from El Nino now, so that it won't cost as much to pump next summer.
U.S. Christmas tree inventories are said to be tight after years of oversupply, and entering a "short supply" period.
Ancha Srinivasan, principal climate change specialist at the ADB, explains why the economic damage from this year's El Nino will be high.
Australia has blocked the sale of the country's largest landowner, private farming group S. Kidman and Co, to foreign investors.
Christian Faitz, equity research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta was more than just the price.
Countries have gone to war for less. But pollution from Indonesia's forest fires has received a relatively benign regional response.
Organic food is based on the idea that "natural" is better — for the soil, the environment and the body. So how much better is it?
Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" program recognizes even nonorganic food growers for better practices.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, says the Southeast Asian haze crisis will have an impact on palm oil productivity.
There are only 80 agencies certified to verify that the nation’s 25,000 "organic" farms are actually growing food organically.
DoubleLine's Jeff Sherman told CNBC that despite market volatility, investing in commodities could pay off for investors.