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Investors pile into Bayer bond to pay settlement charges

Amsterdam | Reuters — Investors piled into a Bayer bond on Wednesday that will help pay for a long-negotiated settlement of U.S. lawsuits claiming its widely-used herbicide Roundup caused cancer. Demand for the four-tranche bond sale, whose proceeds will include the litigation payments, exceeded 17.5 billion euros, nearly three times the six billion euros (C$9.15

Deere taps tractor-hailing tech in bid to break ground in Africa

Low incomes, lack of credit hobble African mechanization

Nanyuki, Kenya/Johannesburg | Reuters — It’s ride-hailing, farm style. Deere and Co. is teaming up with the “Uber of tractors” in Africa and betting on a future where farmers summon machines with the touch of a button. The world’s leading farm equipment maker is outfitting its tractors with startup Hello Tractor’s technology, which allows farmers

KAP Wants Farmers Better Protected

The Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) wants laws to ensure farmers retain ownership of the products they deliver until paid. When farmers unload cattle at an auction market they lose ownership even though they haven t been paid, Minto farmer Bill Campbell said during KAP s general council meeting Oct. 27. Until I receive compensation I

Credit Crunch Hits The Pork Industry

“Every pig farmer’s risk rating is worse now than it was 18 months ago.” – STEPHEN MOFFETT, CPC Canada’s pork producers are worried the current financial crisis, coupled with continuing tough times in the industry, is causing them a serious credit crunch. The Canadian Pork Council is asking Ottawa to further loosen an already-extended repayment

Choosing which debts to pay first

Threats by debt collectors to ruin your credit score should not be a reason to move the debt to higher priority. Are you faced with making decisions on which debts to pay first due to lack of or limited income? You are not alone. Here’s some guidelines to help you set priorities. Always pay for