Steven Hansen

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Keith Creel on healing the wounds at CP Rail

It was preordained that Keith Creel would become the 17th head of Canadian Pacific Railway. As the corporate scion of Hunter Harrison, Creel had helped the great man apply his “precision scheduled railroading” vision twice before, most recently at CN Rail. In 2012, when Harrison came out of …

Locomotives

CRYPTO INSIDER: The oldest bitcoin exchange is for sale

<b>Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox.</b><p>European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is up for sale, according to people familiar with the deal, and a South …

Cryptocurrency

Canadian farmland values rose by 8.4 percent in 2017: FCC report

Farmland values across Canada continued their climb in 2017, rising by a national average of 8.4 percent, according to Farm Credit Canada’s annual …

The Company Helping Farmers Turn a Profit

The Farmers Business Network allows the agriculture industry to share data on everything from the price of fertilizer to which seeds grow best, says …

Farming

Farmers look to artificial intelligence as workforce declines

Under the hot Florida sun, hundreds of strawberry pickers dot the rows of Wish Farms. It is back-breaking labor as the pickers fold their bodies to …

Artificial Intelligence

How The Climate Corporation uses deep learning as a tool for sustainable agriculture

Solving our agricultural yield issues is an urgent global problem for futurists of all stripes. Here's how The Climate Corporation uses deep learning …

Farming

Crowd Cow’s digital butcher case expands beyond beef to introduce sustainably raised pork products

Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based startup that set out to change the way people think about, order and consume beef, is now setting its sights on …

Agriculture

Farm delivery service expands to Omaha with Nebraska Box, a weekly share of veggies, eggs and more

Melissa Young doesn’t have to get her shoes muddy or leave her Omaha corporate office job to get farm-fresh produce for her family’s dinner.<p>And Ryan …

Agriculture

Israel's Copia: bridging agtech innovation and global markets

By Joshua Mitnick For Ohad Zuckerman, founder and co-managing partner of Israel’s Copia Agro & Food venture fund, agriculture runs in the family. His …

Agriculture

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 21

Technical analysis on top 9 cryptocurrencies.<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the</i> …

Cryptocurrency

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

World's largest plane with wingspan bigger than football pitch to take first full flight

The largest plane ever built – backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his company Vulcan Aerospace – is set to take full flight for the first …

Space Travel

Aluminum Retreats From Seven-Year High Amid Bets on Rusal Aid

Aluminum headed for the first loss in four days amid speculation that Russia could come to the aid of United Co. Rusal, easing supply concerns after …

Rusal

Exclusive: Unsold aluminum piling up at sanctions-hit Rusal factory

SAYANOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian aluminum giant Rusal <0486.HK> is stockpiling large quantities of aluminum at one of its plants in Siberia because U.S. sanctions imposed this month have prevented it from selling the metal to customers, five sources close to the company said.<p>With the firm's …

Rusal

Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Showed "Continued Growth" in April

From the Philly Fed: April 2018 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey <br>Results from the April Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest continued …

Markets

Monero Mining Guide: How To Mine XMR Cryptocurrency

Monero Mining Guide: How To Mine XMR Cryptocurrency<p>Monero (XMR) is a privacy- oriented digital cash and has one of the most engaged developer …

Bitcoin

How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate

Criminal syndicates that control chemical factories in China’s booming Guangdong province are shipping narcotics, including fentanyl, to Vancouver, …

Corruption

Bitcoin is flashing a rare buy signal, crypto hedge fund manager says

The worst could be over for bitcoin, according to one of the best-known cryptocurrency hedge fund managers.<p>Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera Capital, said …

Cryptocurrency

Why China Is Hungry For Brazilian Soy

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><i>Brazil’s poor infrastructure has long hurt the competitiveness of its soybean exports, but the country’s producers will benefit greatly as new rail and port projects come online in the Amazon region.</i>• <i><br>Problems for its main soybean export rivals,</i> …

Exports

Are Coastal VCs Sleeping On Midwest Agtech?

Midwest agriculture is worth more than $100 billion, but startup funding stays on the coasts.<p>Agriculture technology (agtech) startups garner billions in venture investment, but the dollars are heavily concentrated in California. For investors willing to look outside of Silicon Valley, agtech …

Farming

Argentina buys most U.S. soy in 20 years after drought cuts crop | Reuters

CHICAGO/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina, the world’s third biggest soy producer, booked its largest purchase of U.S. soybeans in 20 years on Tuesday after drought cut its harvest, forcing crushers there to turn to imports.<p>FILE PHOTO: Soybeans are seen in a field waiting to be harvested in …

Agriculture

Family of cricket farmers tries not to take their work home with them (but it’s hard) | The Star

NORWOOD, Ont.—He’s the president of the company but was reluctant to sample the merchandise.<p>The business breeds millions of crickets that are ground …

Agriculture

As U.S. Soy and Corn Areas Shrink, Other Crops Are Expanding

Diversity is making a comeback in U.S. cropland.<p>The declining popularity of corn and soybeans, predicted Thursday by the U.S. government, may mean …

Forestry

China takes on Hyperloop with 1000 km/h 'super maglev' train

Researchers at China’s Southwest Jiaotong University recently built a prototype for a “super maglev,” a track that carries a train at incredibly high speed using magnetic levitation (maglev). What makes it so super? According to the researchers it’ll be capable of supporting speeds up to 1000 km/h …

High-speed Rail

Across China: Driverless tractors ease burden of Xinjiang cotton farmers - Xinhua

URUMQI, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Driverless tractors have made spring ploughing a lot easier this year in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China's …

Farming

A Six-legged March Toward Regenerative Agriculture | Jonathan Lundgren | TEDxBrookings

Agriculture

European data-driven AgTech startups

Farmers manage almost half of all European land area, making agriculture a dominant industry in Europe. A wave of the AgTech startups, initiated by …

Farming

Syngenta to Acquire Brazilian Agtech Company Strider

Syngenta and Strider have announced that Syngenta has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Strider, a Brazilian agtech company focused on …

Agriculture

Oil falls about 1 percent after surprise U.S. crude build

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Wednesday after data showed U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly rose 1.6 million barrels last week, weighing on market sentiment.<p>Brent June crude futures <LCOc2> settled 70 cents lower at $68.76 per barrel, while the front month May contract …

Oil

Alphabet's X lab explores using AI to improve food production

Add Alphabet to the growing number of companies hoping that AI will solve food production problems. The Google parent brand's X lab has revealed that it's exploring ways machine learning could improve farming. While X hasn't focused on any specific solutions, lab leader Astro Teller told <i>MIT</i> …

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