agriculture

Soaring Lime Prices Squeeze Margarita Fans

Lime growers in Mexico's Michoacan are jointly setting prices, a move that may be illegal and certainly adds to inflation in Mexico -- and disturbs lovers of margaritas.

House Passes Long-Overdue Farm Bill

The House passes a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

Caterpillar Earnings Surpass Expectations

Caterpillar posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the world's largest mining and construction equipment aggressively cut costs to offset sluggish sales.