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Why Potash Corp and Agrium Inc are better together

Despite some opinions to the contrary among analysts and elsewhere in the investment community, Greg Barnes at TD Securities thinks Agrium Inc. shareholders would be wise to approve a merger with Potash Corp. 254 more words

Trading Desk

Tough farm conditions make Potash merger timely: Agrium CEO

Plunging crop and fertilizer prices may not have hit rock bottom yet, and the market’s weakness makes it the right time to merge leading farm input suppliers, the chief executive officer of Agrium Inc said, making his pitch to skeptical investors for a $26 billion union with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. 346 more words

Executive

Potash Corp, Agrium execs confident mega merger will be approved, says deal saves millions on logistics

CALGARY — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are confident their mega merger announced Monday will eventually be approved, saying they are two very different yet tightly intertwined companies that would not breach antitrust laws because they occupy very different technological markets. 817 more words

Mining

Potash Corp and Agrium agree to merge, creating global fertilizer giant worth $36 billion

CALGARY — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have agreed to merge in a deal that would create a global agricultural giant worth an estimated US$36 billion. 858 more words

Breaking

Potash's Tilk wagering that third time's a charm in Agrium merger talks

Over the past three years, Potash Corp., Canada’s giant fertilizer producer, has scrapped two blockbuster deals proposed by two different leaders. Now president and chief executive Jochen Tilk is circling a third with Agrium Inc. 816 more words

Mining

Saskatchewan miners briefly stuck underground after small earthquake southeast of Yorkton

Some people were shaken awake and some miners stuck underground in southeast Saskatchewan when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit early Monday morning.

Earthquakes Canada said it happened around 4:40 a.m., and was centred about 32 kilometres east-southeast of Yorkton. 221 more words

Canada

Farmers' groups fear a possible Agrium-Potash merger: 'It's like the movie 'Mad Max' — one company owns everything'

WINNIPEG/CHICAGO — North American farmers will pressure regulators to protect their negotiating leverage with fertilizer suppliers if Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium Inc. agree to merge, major farm groups said on Wednesday. 675 more words

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