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North American drought dampens fertilizer companies’ earnings, sales

9:03 AM MST | November 9, 2012 | —Lindsay Frost

Fertilizer companies—including Agrium, CF Industries, Yara International, Intrepid Potash, and Rentech Nitrogen—reported mixed results for the third quarter, with some seeing negative impacts from the drought in the United States over the summer and the early spring season. Crop nutrient sales and crop protection sales fell for Agrium because of dry conditions impacting fertilizer applications in certain regions. CF Industries had a tighter supply of ammonia because of the drought. Weakness in international exports also had negative impacts for Agrium and CF...

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