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  • Because Potash Corp owns the most potash-producing capacity in the world, a change in that philosophy would cause the crop nutrient's value to plunge. Even so, Baskin just recently sold its stake in Potash Corp on concern that BPC's breakup has diminished the pricing power of potash miners.

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. And despite year-to-year fluctuations in output and demand, Monsanto said it sees demand for corn worldwide surging with population and income growth over the next several years.

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. "Our business is on track to deliver the growth we anticipated," Monsanto Chairman Hugh Grant said on a conference call.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 13- Two junior potash producers working in unusual locations look set to shake off the most bearish industry conditions in five years and open new mines, helped by their proximity to Brazil and Africa, two of the world's most promising but under-served fertilizer markets.

  • Feb 11- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a 79 percent plunge in quarterly profit on Tuesday as prices fell. Net earnings for the fourth quarter slid to $129 million, or 30 cents per share, the company's second-smallest quarterly profit in four years.

  • Fertilizer stocks take a hit     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Shares of Potash, Agrium and Mosaic are tumbling in pre-market action after Russian company Uralkali pulls out of a venture with Potash, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • West Fertilizer Plant Showed Few Warning Signs Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:47 PM ET
    Firefighters conduct search and rescue operations at a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

    There was little indication that the Texas facility that had a massive explosion on Thursday posed a danger to the community, according to evaluations by oversight groups.

  • Up to 15 Dead After Texas Plant Blast     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports the latest details on yesterday's deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas. And, a look at how the fertlizer stocks are reacting today, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Soft Commodities Will Not Soften: Expert     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Maxim Volkov, CEO of PhosAgro, says soft commodity prices will not fall, and added that flexible production lines mean PhosAgro can overcome cyclicality.

  • Syngenta Upbeat for Spring Planting Season Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, said it was confident ahead of the upcoming planting season and will hike its dividend 19 percent after it posted a full-year net profit that beat expectations.

  • Faber Report: Agrium Activism Streak Continues     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Agrium will not spin off its retail operations because it would expose shareholders to "substantial risk."

  • Drought-Driven Emerging Market Trades     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    A look at how to play rising corn and soybean prices in emerging markets, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: Trading Fert Stocks     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    Jim Cramer explains the action investors should be watching in fertilizer stocks.

  • Dahlman Rose Upgrades Fert Stocks     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    With grain prices on the rise, are agriculture stocks a good buy? Charles Neivert, Dahlman Rose & Company analyst explains why he boosted his outlook on the sector.

  • Cramer Interviews Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Check out his conversation with CEO James Hagedorn.

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO, James Hagedorn discusses his company's disappointing quarter and how he plans to grow earnings, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    An aerial shot of Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, green isobutanol plant.

    A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.

  • Wheat Fields

    German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.

  • Top Investor Scott Black’s Favorite Stocks Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:48 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio

    Some of the steadiest growth stocks lie in pharmaceuticals and agricultural plays, one noted investor said Thursday.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.