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PotashCorp to Idle Potash Production at Allan Mine

10:23 AM MST | January 9, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

PotashCorp. of Saskatchewan says it plans to idle potash production at its Allan, SK mine due to waning demand. Production will be shut down for four weeks beginning in early February, cutting annual production by about 150,000 m.t.-160,000 m.t., Potash Corp says. The facility has the capacity to produce about 1.9 million m.t./year of potash.   Slow demand for fertilizer products and weakness in food commodity prices have forced the company to curtail production at two other mines in recent weeks. The company will shut its 3.8 million-m.t./year mine at...

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