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FMC predicts weaker first-quarter agricultural results due to cold weather

8:46 AM MDT | March 18, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

FMC says it expects first-quarter 2014 operating profit in its agricultural solutions segment decline in the mid-20% range year-on-year because of cold weather in North America constricting demand. However, the full-year outlook for the segment has not changed; the company continues to expect growth rates in the mid-teens in revenues and operating profits. "Unfortunately, agricultural seasons do not always match quarterly reporting periods," says Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, chairman, and CEO. "We are confident that the...

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