Managing Risk Through Volatile Fertilizer Markets

Posted on Aug 12, 2015

by: Steven Betts, AgraCity Crop & Nutrition Fertilizer Manager The definition of volatile according to Webster’s Dictionary is:...

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Management Report to Members 1.0

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

In this issue: President’s Report Vice President Government Relations National Service Manager Senior Member Service Manager Human...

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Are you kidding? Only $45 Billion?

Posted on May 12, 2015

As Reuters reported this past Friday(1), Monsanto made a move to buy Syngenta for $45 Billion U.S. Syngenta dismissed the offer as woefully insufficient.

Little wonder given that Syngenta views their own $15 Billion in 2014 sales and gross profit of just shy of $7 Billion as unacceptable anomalies

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StatsCan reports big declines in grain stocks

Posted on May 6, 2015

Stocks of principal field crops, March 31, 2015 Article Republished from Statistics Canada, table by FNA As of March 31, total stocks of...

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Fertilizer makes more than plants grow…

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

How proud are you to have contributed to a 1,920% shareholder return to investors in fertilizer companies?

That’s not a typo. It’s one thousand nine hundred and twenty percent shareholder return. So if your investment was $50,000 in 2005, today it’s worth $960,000.

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Saudi Arabia trade stats (wheat sales)

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

With the announcement of the sale of the CWB to a Saudi – Bunge partnership, interest has been raised in the trading relationship between Canada and Saudi Arabia, particularly regarding wheat sales.

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Major grain buyers face charges of cheating farmers

Posted on Apr 6, 2015

It was no April Fools prank when the United States government disclosed it had compelling evidence that the biggest buyers of wheat in that country used their extreme market power to manipulate wheat prices, cheating farmers in the process.

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ProjectN: Don’t miss your tax break

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

Farmers Fertilizer Plant FNA FLP T5013 tax forms should come out some time in late March or April. These forms are produced by KPMG and basically allocate the spending we have incurred in ProjectN, providing those investors with a tax write-off.

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Visualizing Consolidation in the Global Seed Industry: 1996–2008

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

  Abstract: The commercial seed industry has undergone tremendous consolidation in the last 40 years as transnational corporations...

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