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  • Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back about 10 percent of its outstanding stock in a roughly $2 billion purchase from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months. In late-morning trading, however, Mosaic shares slipped 1 percent in New York to $46.31, touching a one-month low.

  • Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back 43.3 million restricted shares, or about 10 percent of its outstanding stock, from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.

  • Fertilizer maker Mosaic buying back 43.3 mln shares Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it will buy back 43.3 million restricted shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.

  • Agrium says not considering potash job cuts Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    Dec 3- Canadian potash producer Agrium Inc said on Tuesday that it is not planning job cuts at its Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, mine, even after larger fertilizer rival Potash Corp of Saskatchewan revealed plans to slash staff.

  • Potash Corp reported its weakest quarter in three years in October and cut its full-year earnings forecast by more than expected. Potash Corp Chief Executive Bill Doyle said in October that Uralkali's move was "the single dumbest thing" he had ever seen.

  • OSLO, Nov 26- Fertiliser maker Yara made a major acquisition in Latin America, one of the world's fastest-growing agricultural markets, as it seeks to increase production capacity by about one third.

  • OSLO, Nov 26- Fertiliser maker Yara has bought a string of assets in Latin America and continues to push ahead with other expansion plans, staying on course for its 2016 growth targets, it said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 2-Potash market turmoil prompts K+S to cut costs Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Nov 14- German potash maker K+ S announced plans on Thursday to cut costs by 500 million euros over the next three years following the collapse of one of the world's two big cartels selling the fertiliser.

  • *Sberbank may finance the deal if it is agreed. Mazepin, who has a fortune estimated at $3.2 billion by Forbes magazine, could team up with Russian tycoon-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov in a possible deal, the Vedomosti newspaper reported earlier on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

  • BASF challenges EU ban on fipronil pesticide Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Nov 5- German chemicals group BASF said it launched a legal challenge against the European Commission's ban of BASF's insecticide fipronil, imposed in July on concern its use as seed treatment is linked to declining bee populations.

  • Nov 5- Mosaic Co reported sharply lower third-quarter earnings on Tuesday as prices of its potash and phosphate fell and buyers took a cautious stance, and the U.S. fertilizer company said prices may remain weak into 2014..

  • Nov 5- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Tuesday that it would close its small potash mine at Hersey, Michigan, and sell its salt operation.

  • Oct 28- Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy the phosphate business of fellow U.S. fertilizer company CF Industries Holdings Inc for $1.2 billion in cash. Minnesota- based Mosaic will acquire the South Pasture phosphate mine and plant, a phosphate manufacturing plant and ammonia terminal and warehouse facilities, all in Florida.

  • Oct 28- U.S. fertilizer maker Mosaic Co said it would buy CF Industries Holdings Inc's phosphate mining and manufacturing business for $1.2 billion in cash.

  • 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."

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