Is Commodity Bull Dead, Too

Until recently it seemed the ag trade was blossoming, with companies that sell fertilizer climbing like roses up a trellis.

However, with the price of corn and other commodities falling in recent days stocks have started to slide. The sector did however, received a boost earlier in the week after Goldman Sachs analyst Edlain Rodriguez forecast gains from strong demand and limited supply of fertilizer.

And that makes us wonder, is the commodity bull dead or just catching its breath?

For added perspective we turn to Agrium CEO Mike Wilson. Following is a synopsis of the main points he made on Fast Money.

Are you concerned about demand destruction?

"I’ve seen no evidence of that at all," says Wilson. "The business is great. And we just had another 'buy' put on our company with a target of $160. The supply is not going to meet demand and our company continues to deliver on growth."

Does the volatile market have a significant impact on your company?

"When the markets falls off we see investors get a little jittery and there’s a small correction in the stock but then people look at the fundamentals and it pops right back up," he replies.

What's your biggest concern?

"We don’t see demand falling off," says Wilson. "We don’t think yields will catch up quick enough and for yields to catch up they’re going to need our seed, chemicals and crop protection nutrients so the big variable is how quickly can supply catch up to demand and it doesn’t look like it will happen for at least 3 to 5 years."

Traders what do you think?

I think they’re in a great position, says Pete Najarian. I love all these fertilizer names.

I like the story and on a pullback I’d own Agrium, adds Guy Adami.

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